November 28, 2022 Antoinette Richardson
Hope knows where it needs to go
By Jean Reinhold
Maybe you’ll fly to Orlando
to have the best dinner conversation
of your life. Maybe you’ll drive
to Erie just to say happy birthday,
noticing the blazing trees, wishing
they could be the gift you give.
Maybe you’ll answer the phone
in the middle of the night because
someone needs you, then get out
of bed to really listen. Curl yourself
onto the floor, the phone beading
her words into your bones.
God is revealed in details. Today,
it hit you, all of the movement,
the way God made them walk to the
holy land. Mary, Joseph, the wise men.
We must leave ourselves, slither
out of routine. We must venture
outside of the known to know.
God is saying to us – find and follow
your star, there is a distance to travel
and it will not be easy. Life is mapped
out by your veins, hope knows where
it needs to go. Walk your way to the edge,
knowing you’re sure to come home
a different way.
December 3, 2017 Peg Weissbrod
Happy New Year! I bet you didn’t see that coming, did you? But you know today’s the first day of the new worship year. Indeed, the church calendar begins in Advent and runs through the year until Christ the King Sunday, or the celebration of the rule of Christ which we marked last week. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: advent, Advent 1, communion, community, faith community, First Sunday in Advent, Happy New Year, hope, liturgical year, Mark 13: 24-37, Parker Palmer, Stay Awake, suffering, support, tension