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

From “Thirty Poems of Healing” – #16

From “Thirty Poems of Healing”
By Tina Datsko de Sánchez

Even during this global pandemic,
a walk around the block
yields moments of healing and beauty.

In pink chalk on the sidewalk: “Throw kindness
around like confetti.” Gazing upward—
a redbud tree shimmers against clear blue sky.

Tina Datsko de Sánchez serves as Poet in Residence at the First Congregational Church of Long Beach. She is the author of the bilingual poetry book The Delirium of Simón Bolívar. Her four-book series of interfaith spiritual poetry inspired by Rumi and Hafiz is forthcoming from The Pilgrim Press.

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