Eastertide Psalm: Peace

O people, blessed are you who come in the name of the One who was and will be. In death, in life, in renewal the Promise says to the mourner: “Peace be with you even when the wounds seem to suggest peace is not possible.” O people, blessed are you who come...

Palm Sunday Confession

We have shown ourselves to be fools, O Teacher. Celebrating the Robin Hood come to challenge the prince, we failed to recognize the outcast Sovereign before us. Cheering the jester’s parade in all its mockery of power, we ignored its earnest portrayal of the...

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...

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