Christmas Praise

“Let there be rest for the weary, O God Most High, rest and peace to the brokenhearted, peace and pleasure for the despondent, and let freedom come like an angel to the earth.” So sing the stars and constellations, the leviathan from its depths and the...

Cry Out!

How long, O Peace, will we hold one another hostage?How long will we demand endless penalty for every debt? “Make straight and wide a path in the wilderness so that all might travel safely in God’s presence,”said the prophet — but no, we...

At the Altar

deep breath roll your stiff neck: right, slowly left, slowly right, slowly left, slowly deep breath listen: you are god’s testimony, a sign of god’s repentance deep breath pause from your race-of-a-journey: curl your toes, slowly flex your toes, slowly...
In the Spirit of Thomas

In the Spirit of Thomas

We do not see! We do not understand! We do not know which signs are true! Peace be with you. We cannot believe! We cannot find our grounding! We cannot discern the path forward! Peace be with you. Information is lacking! Too many liars claim expertise! Conspiracy...
In the Spirit of Thomas

Peace

In the fear of the LORD, we pray for a root — merely a root, buried deep — that we might hope for the blooming of peace. In the wonder of the LORD, we pray for a child — for every child among us — to tame the lions and asps within us to be at...

Praying for Presidents

On Christmas morning, as my two teenagers began to open a shared present, I told them that the gift needed several caveats. “First,” I said, “remember that we believe in the work of peace more than the work of war.” “Second, world domination is a terrible business;...

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