Tag Archives: mercy

We Were Strangers Once

We were all strangers once new kids in new schools who talked different than the others wore hand`me`down clothes shoes too big for our feet We didn’t even have bikes so walked to class every day In our lunch boxes … Continue reading

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Groundhog Saturday

It is Our day perpetually sitting in grief before the Stone following a Friday unforgettable listening for murmurings of love from behind death’s wall but hearing nothing walking away Saturdays come Saturdays again go Days never nearer mercy never nearer … Continue reading

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Good Friday Again

Good Friday again and again the question What’s so good about it? Yet another gray day another gray week Years have a way of taking all the colors out of life’s familiarities Soon we fail to see all but its … Continue reading

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Night Terrors

“But I will sing of your might;      I will sing aloud of your         steadfast love in the morning.   For you have been a fortress for me      and a refuge in the … Continue reading

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If I Were a Tree

“But I am like a green olive tree            in the house of God.      I trust in the steadfast love of God            forever and ever.      I will … Continue reading

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Mercy & Grace

“Have mercy on me, O God,         according to your steadfast love;         according to your abundant mercy            blot out my transgressions.   Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, … Continue reading

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An Affirming Flame

Out of the chaos of these anxious days a people too long silent are discovering conscience a people too long silent are finding their voice to speak Justice A ship on the sea is more visible at night than it … Continue reading

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We the People

Where the revolutionary Where the masses singing Liberté, égalité, fraternité! in the face of the new world re`aligning itself east & west the west with all its excesses the east with all its fanatics Why should we really care so … Continue reading

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Perpetual Angelus

Not one of us knows how she will die or for that matter where or when we live as tho immortal tho mortal be Death is a foe for all fearing mortality the Reaper grim brings joy to end leaves … Continue reading

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The Prayer of the Refugee

“To you, O Lord, I call;     my rock, do not refuse to hear me,       as if you are silent to me I shall be          like those who go down to oblivion. … Continue reading

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Grace`Branded

“The Lord is my chosen portion          and my cup; you hold my lot. The boundary lines have fallen          for me in pleasant places.      I have a goodly heritage.” ~ Psalm … Continue reading

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Advent II: On Turning and Returning

Like burl on a lathe we turn on God’s spindle The sharp edge of the chisel carving at the willful knot of our self`direction       Wherefore the resistance       when his will is our peace? Mercy … Continue reading

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