Palms

“I love you,” I shout, because I don’t know if I can be faithful. “Here’s my coat,” I offer, because I’m not certain that I would give my life. “Hosanna in the highest,” I sing, because I doubt there will be good...

Yesterday Today Tomorrow

In prayer, we say the name that gives us hope: JESUS. In song, we raise the name that brings us peace: JESUS. With shouts, we cry the name that brings us healing: JESUS. You who are the same yesterday today and tomorrow stay with us and love us yesterday today and...

Christmas Day

Hark! the messenger angels sing. It is finished! Love has come! Our spirits soar, O mighty God, at the magnitude and majesty: there you are among us, the Infant Savior — and here you are among us, the Wonderful Mystery! We are bursting with the news: Love is...

Christmas Eve

Give your reverence. Give your awe. Give your silence, your humility, your rapturous tears. Give all in honor of the Child who is God’s glory, And let there be peace. Let there be glad penance. Let there be no room in your heart for aught but love. on Luke...

Be Still

I wondered if you would come. I wondered if you would just sidle up quietly unexpectedly and sit by my side to watch the river. Of course if you decided to take time with me I would wonder immediately how long you might stay because no one stays. We go, we leave, we...

Unpacking

I relocate hope Take it back from finite places and finite people where I imagined it belonged Wash off the crud and cynicism it’s gathered Place it in that Holy Fire where it can be an incense warming and emanating a sweet perfume I unpack faith from the boxes...

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