Bishop John Shelby Spong ~ June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021
Bishop Spong provided a much needed place for those of us who did not connect with traditional theology. We love you Bishop Spong. You will be missed! Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s, Morristown, NJ and at St. Paul’s, Richmond, VA. Dates and times will be announced as soon as they are available

Facing a Barren Desert

Today, like Jesus, we may be facing a barren desert

We may be tempted to do the wrong thing

To do something selfish

To do something hurtful.

Or perhaps we have become lost

Not sure which way to turn in our lives

The desert sand gives us no help.

In this bleak moments

We need to reach deep into ourselves

And find the sacred spark

That represents all that is best in us

Which knows who we really are

And who we can be

And remind ourselves that we are here

To share this spirit of live and love with others

To blossom in the desert

Or the concrete of the city

And help others to blossom too.


Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Eight points and Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: Ash Wednesday. Resource Types: Affirmations and Readings.

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