Yesterday is closer than it seems

Yesterday I walked past a fallout shelter sign

in the “historic district” of a run-down part of town,

its triune logo sunny against the greying day,

repainted, no doubt, as an artefact of interest;

but yesterday is closer than it seems and safety,

like the Trinity to which we pray today for peace,

impenetrable in its mystery.

Praying for the relief of those afflicted by aggression and war in Ukraine. Praying for peace.

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About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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