we can lay
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, I can!
are unknown journeys
with a new horizon,
a limitation of sight
but not of capabilities.
Not succeeding is not the failure.
It is the self-doubt and the fear to try.
all hurt endured
by those in my path,
I would gladly do it.
An empath dwells within me
and I struggle with suffering.
So I pray for God’s grace and mercy
to wrap loving arms around those in pain.
to make long lists
of things to be done.
Nervous energy flows,
clogged with stress and anxiety.
It is so hard to be and not do.
The secret is to be intentional.