Advent: Peace

For yokes to break and whips to fray, for armor to crumble and guns to disintegrate, for enemies to repent and the powerful to atone, for the rich to repay and war plans to burn, for bombs to retreat and arrogance to perish, for hatred to lament and self-righteousness...

Advent: Peace

What we have not imagined, O Christ, you have called into being: the radical repair of relationships, the unusual alliance of predator & prey, the unexpected repentance of the aggressor. What we have not embodied, O Christ, you have required of our being:...

Unguarded

I have been unguarded — O God, I confess it! Day by tedious day, night by long night I strain and struggle as though your peace is illusory, as though it is the stuff of dreams and platitudes and fairytales at bedtime. But goblins and trolls are cordial compared...

Peace

Here is your help: the Strength of the heavens, the Grace of the hills, the Outrage of the oceans, the Hope of the seasons, the Dance of your doubts, the Treasure of your faith. Put your pride in the name of the LORD our God and be at peace. on Psalm...

Between the Lines

The lines hold space, the space catches breath, and where the lines bend in disciplined tension, the curves then sigh into release. How did you know, Creative Spirit, that I have been so intent on the lines and definitions and calculations that I have neglected to see...

Waiting for Dawn

Is there mercy, God? O Christ, show us mercy! Be the bearer of grace, sweet Spirit. Is there peace, God? Christ, tell us there can be peace! Inspire our voices to join in song, sweet Spirit. Is there hope, God? O Christ, how far away is hope? Draw us together...

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