Empty

“Do not hold on,” you said, and so we empty our expectations of their aspirations for control. Hallelujah! “Go and tell,” you said, and so we release life’s miracles from the duty of explanation. Hallelujah! “Wait and see,”...

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...

Praise

Let us do what is right, with prayer and praise: We rejoice in your renewal, O Creator– alleluia, amen –and we celebrate the labor to which we are called. We rejoice that we are not surrendered to death– alleluia, amen –and we celebrate your...

I Shall Not Want

By your name and your power, O Christ, our lives are renewed for the living of these days, for the loving of all peoples, for the leaping gladness of praise. By your name and your power, O Christ, our hearts are saved for the laboring of mercy, for the welcoming of...

Dry Bones

Bone upon bone, I build a prayer. Give it breath, O Spirit. I wait for hope like the sleepless wait for morning. I long for grace like lovers long for embrace. I listen for your voice like springtime listens for the robin. I bring flesh to meet spirit like tears meet...

All Will Be Well

The seeds of tears growing impossibly as a harvest of joy. You did this. The storms of disappointment yielding impossibly to the radiance of blessings. You did this. The long winter of fear thawing impossibly for a spring of solidarity. You did this. May all that...

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