The Eve before the New

Do not ask us to turn back, O Mother,or to return to what has been;although there is beauty in the past,we cannot remain therenor do we wish to relivethe milestones of pain and grief thatbrought us from the past to this day. Do not ask us to go back, O Mother,where...

Cloudy

There are days when I do not mind your mystery, O Holy One, and days when I can even declare it to be the good news. But, oh! What I really want is for your cloudiness to clear, for your words to distill themselves distinctly, simply, for your history to guarantee my...

Adoration

A thousand burnt offerings, O Wisdom, not given in shame or self-righteousness but in a flood of awe: You are beautiful. A thousand burnt offerings, O Wisdom, to bring incense to the table you set for those humble enough to drink there. A thousand burnt offerings, O...

Heart and Soul

Here is my heart, O Holy Life: ancient with the dust of stars, new as the day I was born. What use can it possibly have if it beats only for itself? Here is my soul, O Mystery: reluctantly tethered to flesh, marked with scars and calluses. Who else can recognize it...

Easter Feast

Who will break the fast? Joyful Jesus, how dare we continue to feed upon scarcity when there is a rich feast spread over endless banquet tables so that all who are hungry may know peace? We raise a glass to you — Holy Abundance, Open Invitation, Broken Bread....

Upstream

To make my way to the Source, I pray, and to understand how it carves through the rock and reshapes the earth along its holy path; I pray to meet the One who loves the path — its movement more than its destination — and to learn the patience of unknown...

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