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Her wisdom undoes arrogance,
the thrones of power are dust underfoot.
My God, my spirit sings your praise;
my soul sings out your holy Name. Continue reading
Posted in advent meditations, poetry, prayer Tagged Divine pronouns, Hubert Hastings Parry, Jerusalem, Maginificat, Mary, pandemic, Spanish influenza 1 Comment
Not as children naming
animals in a fluffy sky; nor yet
storm chasers, seeking secrets
funnelled from heaven to earth; more
refugees from understanding,
lost in bewilderment, following
clouds across the wilderness
desert dry-mouthed – Continue reading
Posted in current events, holy days, lectionary reflection, poetry, prayer Tagged coronavirus, Daily Office, Easter Vigil, Exodus 13:20-22, pandemic, Psalm 97:1-5 Leave a comment
Why did this happen?
When Jesus and his disciples come across a blind man begging, the disciples ask a question that the sages have answered in various ways throughout the ages: why is there suffering in the world? Why do even the unarguably innocent – babies and children – suffer? Why do we live with these questions from birth and throughout our lives, even in the midst of joy, even in the midst of love, even with Jesus walking right next to us? Continue reading
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