Cold and inexorable,
a thief of what is rightfully his own:
that which I have come to love.
Home and space and constellations of people,
While the stars stay put
for generations to wish on.
Continue reading “Friend or Foe?”
There are many beautiful traditions to love at Christmastime: nights alight with dazzling displays, neighbors sharing family favorite treats, music evoking decades gone by, candlelit churches keeping vigil in song, gifts that bring delight and joy.
But every once in a while I wonder… why is it that I love Christmastime so much?
Is it the pumpkin spice lattes and repetitive playlists? Are we really that enamored of turkey that never gets done cooking at the right time or kids hyped up on sugar?
A young child dissolved in giggles at his very first joke,
repeating the punch line in sheer bliss
A red-cheeked adventurer standing high above the town
on a sapphire-blue morning, enraptured in the frosty air Continue reading “Delight”
Spirit, you promised me joy!
And I know better than to pretend that
but my heart is heavy in my chest. Continue reading “Joy in the Narrow Way”
In the bittersweet of seasons changing, I discover a piece of the eternal Hidden in the uniquely human experience of time Even as I savor the simple sweet of present moments, The gifted time of easy joy passes away In vibrant bursts of red and orange and yellow Looking back, way back, past this fleeting […]
The beginning of eternal life is the end of our rights! The right to enjoy possessions without reference to others, The right to decide our own path, declare our own fate, The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, The right to have our needs met when and how we want, The right […]
Inspired by Luke 9:23-27 and John 12:1-8 The life of the disciple is a spectacle – a strange and offensive thing, a thing we ‘ought to be ashamed of’. And yet the disciple lives this way in plain sight, no humiliation of devotion hidden, every unjustifiable cost exposed. This is the way of our Master, […]