Morning prayer

A rainbow in my rearview mirror; 
ahead, the bridge is stalled to let 
an ambulance fly over, chasing life. 
A rainbow in my rearview mirror; 
the electronic highway sign describes 
an untold story in make, model, missing, 
before reverting to travel time 
for the morning commute. 
A rainbow in my rearview, 
podcast playing Morning Prayer, 
a disembodied voice refracts the words 
of the Incarnate One. 
                                    Jesus says, 
“No one 
who puts a hand to the plough 
and looks back is fit 
for the kingdom of God.” 
Bright clouds are conspiring 
over the river; the rainbow 
in the rearview 

Daily Office, 17 October 2022, Monday after the 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24) Luke 9:51-62

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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