Easter People

Lent
departs.
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

The
Passion
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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Alchemy

When
the breath
meets Spirit,
transformation
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

God
colors
all of us
with divine love,
individual
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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Standing at the Foot of the Cross

Let
us pray
we can lay
our emotions
of fear and rancor
at the foot of the cross
and share in the suffering,
proclaiming the resurrection
of Christ to a world in need of hope.
Let our faith emerge from the tomb renewed.

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Holy Week

This
Holy
Week calls us
to sway like palms
in the spring breezes,
to be vulnerable
to Divine abundant love,
to see suffering in the world,
to lay down our desire for power,
and to open our hearts to God’s kingdom.

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God is Love

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The Voice of Pain

I
cannot
presume to
ken the deepness
of pain suffered by
those whose experience
I don’t fully understand.
Their pain emanates from darkness
searching for love, compassion and grace.
Pain, which has a voice needing to be heard.

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Tunnel Vision

If
one holds
too tightly
to resentment,
opportunities
for forgiveness narrow.
The path forward seems hopeless.
Stand your ground, but lean in, open
the heart to a wider perspective.
The past may not change but the future will.

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Love Yourself

How
I care
for myself
allows me to
show love to others.
If I cannot see past
anger, hate, and division
in my own heart, there is no way
I can act with grace and compassion.
I must be this change I wish for the world.

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