Hope

Advent Pause: Hope

December 1, 2023
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It’s Advent and perhaps you are not even ready to get ready for the mystery of Christmas. But perhaps you are longing. Perhaps you can find a candle or two to help you. Really, you are all that is necessary. You and your intention to pause, to be present, with intention, for Love. So wherever…

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A Carol for the Longest Night

December 13, 2022
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    Silent Night, Holy NightHere we long for your LightHere your Presence is achingly nearHere your Love gently touches our fear Hold our tears in your heartHold our tears in your heart

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A Tender New Year

January 1, 2021
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As we pass over the threshold between yearsI hope for you, tenderness;that you become tenderness. Tender with your longings,tender with the things that are still impossible.Tender. May you hold grief in your hand like a tender shoot.May impatience break apart into rich soil.May you honour and be touched by the earth.

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A Hymn for Palm Sunday

April 4, 2020
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“and when the silence rises new / draw us more deeply into You.”

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The Heart in it

April 16, 2019
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No shape of wood or even stone is foreverBut the heart that beat in it; the soft intercessionsThe fervent witnessThe hopeIs not lost So many strands of spirit and sorrow wove together yesterday as France and many across the world kept vigil during the fire at Notre Dame. A web spun of history and identity…

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The Eyes of the Heart

March 24, 2017
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    Last week we practiced Visio Divina, Sacred Seeing, allowing ourselves to be called through a curve or a cloud or a colour deep into memory and silence;  to allow the press of the divine on our lids, to receive new sight.  I remembered the sacred seeing of the man whose lids Jesus touched. …

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Threads of Light

February 21, 2017
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Thinking about church and the transfiguration I found a piece of conversation jangling around in my mind like loose change in a pocket.  It was a conversation about “church”, where we are now and where we were 10 or 15 or 20 years ago, those of us who are part of church community.  The conversational…

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In the deepening darkness

March 25, 2016
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This morning we got up went about our morning routines came out into the drizzle and sat in a gentle, ordinary space ~ We bear witness to the cosmic and heart-rending pain of Love’s dying In the deepening darkness, we hold, like small wafers of light, Love. We hold it between the pinched fingers of…

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Hearts Like Cups

January 3, 2016
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Arise, lift up your hearts and shine, For God’s brightness is covering us. God, holding out to us gifts, gifts of the star-child: courage for love and for wonder hope in those places we cannot see, the Holy Presence in suffering and joy. God’s brightness is covering us. We hold out our hearts like cups…

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Hallows Eve

October 31, 2015
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Coming to this all hallows evening we hear the call to pay attention to the permeable fabric of time. It is a potent time in which those others who have lived before and will live after crowd with us onto the stage of our life. It is good to pay attention. We are put in…

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Forever

September 27, 2015
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Nothing of wood or even stone is forever But the heart that beat in it; the soft intercessions The fervent witness The hope Is not lost It is in You, Holy One.  It is in You  

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A Door of Hope

October 3, 2014
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This week the daily lectionary took me to a line in Hosea, in the second chapter, the words after the anger and betrayal, which must be dealt with but not here, in this Moment.   I came to these words, There I will . . . change a valley of trouble into a door of hope. …

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