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

If cobwebs fill the corners

From the Boundless Life collection

If cobwebs fill the corners

That lurk within our mind

Our faith can help us brush aside

Each clinging thought we find

Until we glimpse a garden filled

With wonders unconfined,

A garden where children can play,

Children can play,

A garden where children can play.


Within that garden crafted

By childhood’s ageless dream

We each can walk a pathway

That leads to self esteem;

A way of life where we can pause

Beside life’s flowing stream,

A stillness which nurtures our peace,

Nurtures our peace,

A stillness which nurtures our peace.


We each can build a fence around

Our sacred inner child

Excluding all that does not come

As gentle, meek or mild

For life is more than cobwebbed silk

And love is bold and wild,

A dancing that wakens new life,

Wakens new life,

A dancing that wakens new life.


Note: see Matthew 18:3  “Unless you become as a little child, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven” (the way of wholeness).

Text © William Livingstone Wallace. Harmony © Barry Brinson

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Topics: Arts and Music. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe and Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Texts: Matthew. Resource Types: Audio MP3, Hymns, and PDF Download.

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