My soul sings in gratitude.
I’m dancing in the mystery of God.
The light of the Holy One is within me
and I am blessed, so truly blessed.
Slightly religious, God without boundaries, wanderer, traveller, ragged, unwell, vulnerable vagabond, needing a comforter, surfing the cosmos while riding the swell. Lover unlimited, hanging on providence, trusting the whim and the will of the crowd; twisting and …read more
On December 12, 1531, on a hill where the goddess Tonantzin had been worshipped before the Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Virgin Mary appeared to an Indian peasant named Juan Diego. This dark-skinned apparition became known as the Virgin of Guadalupe.read more
When one comes in a never-uttered name
God wins the glory for all that is done:
It’s in hoping for what cannot be claimed
That every inch of justice is won.
Wandering, I stumbled upon my purpose,
Adrift, I made port,
Unbidden, love arrived,
Asleep, I learned my lesson,
In silence, notes danced across my score,
Dreaming, my problems solved themselves.
This poem results from my week of intense conversations with friends and students about the nature of life, death, and grief.read more
Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known…
This beautiful liturgy book includes prayers and reflections for general nurture as well as prayers directed to special liturgical events like Baptism, Thanksgiving and Christmas.read more
Another Breath is a collection of prayers and liturgies that can be used in a faith community, at home, or in one’s own personal practice. It is inspirational, creative, progressive, and deeply spiritual. It is the prayer book those leading gatherings of spiritual communities have been looking for. there seems to be a prayer or meditation for each moment and occassion. This book is highly recommended.read more
Mark the the tall pale stalk
Of a spent yucca:
Are these its last lines of praise
For the land where it stands?
“I’m worth as much as you,” while true, Yearns upward much as Eve’s son Cain; and vainforever proves such self-promotion.read more
A Story Poem for Proper 16, connecting the question, “Who do You Say that I am?” with Romans 12.read more
A poem written by Luis G. Collazo, From Puerto Rico.
A critical presentation on American way of life
from a theological -ethical perspective
Published on the online newsletter/blog of John Shelby Spong, www.johnshelbyspong.com “I want to share with you something written by a priest in the Church of England, who is under pressure from his Bishop to conform to traditional Church teaching and practice. He is, so far as I can discern, a faithful priest who is caught in that awkward position where he must violate his own conscience and integrity in order to conform to ecclesiastical expectations. Many clergy live in that place today as the Church becomes more and more closed minded and afraid and as its leaders move to put unity ahead of truth. I was so impressed with his work that I wanted to share it with you.” ~ John Shelby Spongread more