Tag: justice

the things we carry: songs and sacred spaces

Message for Mary Sunday, contemplative service, December 2, 2018 This week, I have spent some time gazing at various artistic renderings of Mary and Elizabeth and Mary singing the Magnificat hoping to glean some insight as to what Mary was carrying with her in…

finding my voice

On Monday this week, I marched along with thousands of others in honor and memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The diversity of voices from inquisitive preschoolers to wise elders filled my ears with hope and love and justice. This morning,…

Gandhi’s resolutions

I will be truthful. I will suffer no injustice. I will be free from fear. I will not use force. I will be of good will to all men. ~Mahatma Gandhi

honoring Rosa Parks on the anniversary of her 100th birthday

Today, I am thinking about a woman with quiet fortitude who made up her mind and did away with fear.   Ms. Parks’ nonviolent action included no words, just a commitment to peaceful change.  May we all be touched by her life and the example…

the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther’s King’s celebrated day tomorrow, I have selected some of my favorite quotes by him.   I consider him to be one of my heroes, and his words have mentored me through many a season in my life. …

lessons learned: Franciscan blessings, hide and seek, and grace

A Franciscan Blessing May God bless you with discomfort, at easy answers, half-truths,                                                                                                                   and superficial relationships So that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, So that you may work for…

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