It’s Going To Be Bad

“Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away.’ … I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.” – John 14:27b-29 (NRSV) It’s the speech that I call The Great...

Glory!

Glory! Life begun! Sing hallelujah! The grave has given birth, the tomb has revealed life, the tears have watered joy. Glory! Life eternal! Sing hallelujah! Heaven is unwavering, wonder is imperishable, love is not weary. Glory! Life temporal! Sing hallelujah! Every...

Swaddling

Be not afraid, o my soul, to hold Love close to your breast, to wonder at its fingers and toes and eyes, to marvel at Love’s sweet breath. Swaddle Love gently, tightly, as though it is the labor of your womb, the offspring of your heart, the flesh of your flesh,...

Love

How is it that my Lord can love me from the depths of hell to the heights of heaven? How has it come to pass that I am the beloved of the Sovereign of angels, the Commander of the dawn?  Yet there is the sun — a sign in the east — greeting me across the...

Send Word

Tell the stars to send word, O Creator, of your faithfulness to every generation, of your trustworthiness through the long night of injustice. Tell the children to send word, O Love, of your accompaniment in places of exile, of your blessed increase even in the...

Sensual

How beautiful you are, my love, how very beautiful! Your hair is like goats along the hills; your teeth are like shorn ewes that have been washed; your lips are like a crimson thread—so lovely; your cheeks are like pomegranate halves. (Song of Songs 4:1-3) Sure, maybe...

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