Or IS it a “sign” at all?
Snow falls and then melts
The Magi showed up / And revealed / Divinity
It’s “Boxing Day” which means the season’s o’er? In ‘Murica, again, we have it wrong.
Who would do /
This / On purpose?
In general, I find a great deal of peace and predictability in the turning of the liturgical seasons. In other ways, it’s tremendously troublesome.
Always waiting. Always looking for what’s next. “OK, that one’s done, and I guess it didn’t ‘work’ either. What do we wait for next?”
I have to be honest; I’ve never liked this carol much.
I wait for joy. Again, this year, I wait.
This week marks Peace; It still evades.
Life finds a way / Love finds a way / Amor nos omnes liberavit
“Admitting weakness makes us strong” A paradox for certain How can a “right” seem oh so wrong Revealed by open … More
These days, anyone who says the Bible is “crystal clear” on anything beyond “God is love” is immediately suspect in my mind.
That’s it. That’s the poem.
…that soothing balm / For which / All our Sore Souls / Cry.
The author is uniquely qualified to bring his story to the table. Not only was he a “pew hider”, he was also a “pulpit hider”, and after a suicide attempt, he became an advocate for those struggling in the pews and a coach for the leaders of those churches who misunderstand, stigmatize, and ultimately bring harm to those in their care who suffer from mental illness.
So pushing on, I live my Best Todays / And Trust Tomorrow’s Hope will Suit our Ways.
Here’s the truth: we’re all incomplete puzzles and will likely ALWAYS be incomplete, even if we finally get our shit together with healthy spirituality, quality therapy and/or the right medication. In fact, spirituality, therapy and meds just help us deal with the fact that we have missing pieces and (hopefully) stop us from trying to fill those holes with unhealthy actions, relationships, or substances.
knowing the nature of cycles is often all that moves us forward.
When clouds of witnesses surrounded, I used them to cover my flaws.