On August 18, I return to the Priory Spirituality Center for one of my favorite workshops to give: “Sharing the Creative Spark.” This relaxed and inviting 3-hour class focuses on mindful approaches to the “one-breath poem” commonly called haiku.Continue reading “Zoom: Sharing the Creative Spark”
"The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it." ― John Lewis
The above quotation is excerpted from “Together, You can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation” by John Lewis, published in the New York Times on July 30, 2020, the day of his funeral.Read more for a link to the complete text
I’m at the front of the checkout line at the local drug store, just behind the yellow line, sporting my cherry print pandemic mask. The customer standing at the counter clutches the handles of his rollator—a walker with a seat. He looks to be in his 50’s, but he might be younger. Scraggly beard and hair, a leather pouch with a shoulder strap tucked under one arm. He looks worn down.Continue reading “Pandemic Pietá”
A litany by Margaret D. McGee, for use on Ascension Day or the Sunday after Ascension Day.
With open hearts, let us offer up our prayers together, saying,
Arise, O God,
Hear our prayer.
Took a walk before lunch. Down Monroe Street, around the corner, along Washington under the trees that line Memorial Field. An older man walked toward me, about a half block ahead along the same sidewalk. He walked slowly with the help of a cane.Continue reading “Sun After Rain”
Continue reading “The Mysteries of Faith”
The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are madeSimone Weil, Gravity and Grace
into an object of affirmation and negation, when in
reality they should be an object of contemplation.
Responsive prayers by Margaret D. McGee, for use during Easter season or for All Saints/All Souls Day.
O God, who made the world and everything in it, we pray with one voice, proclaiming your presence to all the earth.Continue reading “O God, Who Made the World”
A poem for Easter
A litany for Easter services, by Margaret D. McGee.
Sing aloud, O mothers and sons! Fathers and daughters, sisters and brothers, rejoice and exult with all your hearts! Let us offer our prayers and thanksgivings with one voice, calling out the good news —Continue reading “Sing aloud, O Mothers and Fathers!”
A Poem for Holy Week
by Tom Robb