Category: Ecumenical Travels

Scientific Genius

“The world in which we live is geographically one. The great challenge now is to make it one in terms of brotherhood. … What we are facing today is the fact that through our scientific and technological genius we’ve made of this world a…

For Evan who wants to pray

One string was laid Perhaps by grace. It had no sound Not one trace. One string was pulled And held in tension. But made no sound Not one mention. The string was plucked And laughed a bit. It had a voice But not quite…

I will be replaced

There was a Jew from Bethlehem and He loved. (John 15: 9 -11) It was a story, simplified. (Matthew 22:36-39) For us, the ones outside. (Romans 11:17-18) He came from the kingly line. (Matthew 1:1-17) The people entrusted. (Romans 3:1-2) A covenant not made…

These ruins for the future

Across from the Colosseum I romanticized the past, Like I could be a part of something. I could align with ruins that remain. I have seen it. And I’ll show them. Although, it was beautiful. Building blocks, today, are shaped; half-directed by life, half-directed…

Easter Dresses Contemplative

I saw you in every color and I recognized what I hadn’t seen. I saw you blossom so I planted more. I saw you hugging and my distances were narrowed. I didn’t wait to see you. I only needed to see. Photo at Annandale…

Simultaneous Words

Rising emerged as one was my downfall. There were no parts but a congealed unit That announced itself by agreeing. So I divided and let each part conquer with its own language, that came from one word. They speak of joyful destruction. And one…

Maundy Honestly

I share the bread but hide my notion so that an image of kind devotion is my sacrifice; the hour that I tarry.   But I am not a Judas in intent. I do not kiss nor circumvent. But underprice the communion; I am…

We Talked

It was night, but the door was open. You saw me look through a latticed gate. You always said that you had known then. You had the stories to conflate. You weren’t burdened to understand. I was whole from your side. The metal blocks, a…