Risk Everything

taking risks.
We need courage
to live everything…
to not be so careful
that we don’t experience
all that God has gifted to us.
We can discover joy in sorrow
so long as fear does not get in the way.

Life itself is a great sacrament through
which we are wounded and healed.”–John O’Donohue

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Just Mercy

must pray
for those who
have lost their way.
Justice is empty
if not imbued with grace.
Forgiveness is powerful,
a reverent acceptance that
humility is the hand of God
pulling off the veil of our humanness.

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The Peace of the World

is a
healing word,
invoking a
vision of wholeness.
It is God’s hope for us.
We live in a broken place.
When we spread God’s peace to others,
we place our hands into the world’s wounds
and with Christ, become healers of the world.

“A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.”
John 20: 26-27
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Living Vessels

we feast
on the bread
and drink the wine,
we receive the life
of Christ into ourselves
and we come alive with it!
We remember not who Christ was
but who he is in the here and now.
We are the vessels of Christ in the world.

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Abundant Grace

is all
around us
in abundance.
Grace takes great courage.
Grace is strength not weakness.
Do not use grace sparingly.
Accept grace when offered to you.
Against hate, grace is the best defense.
The power of grace is within us all.

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Happy Easter

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Easter People

Easter dawns
with renewed hope
in a world askew,
still reeling with discord.
We are now Easter people
transformed by the gift of God’s love
in the risen body of Jesus.
Rejoicing, we walk into the future.

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He Lives

of Easter
is a story
not of life but death,
a mystery of faith
because Jesus is risen
and we believe in His return.
We celebrate His resurrection
not because He lived but that He lives still.

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the breath
meets Spirit,
manifests itself
in a powerful way.
Our silence becomes prayer.
Our longing becomes compassion.
What was and is becomes what will be.
The invisible becomes visible.

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The Color of Love

all of us
with divine love,
yet related to the
entire human family.
We each have unique qualities
which combine to make us different.
Yet in the eyes of God, we are the same.

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