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… Continue Reading “For Evan who wants to pray”
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… Continue Reading “Maundy Honestly”
“We unknowingly live out this resistance to being known in much of our lives, not the least of which is in our religious practice, as demonstrated by our obsession with knowing and believing the right things about God, about Jesus, about our theology, and… Continue Reading “Never Certain”
The light that has changed has remained the same. It is in each heart. It is in each time. It is ready. It is here. Photo from Vatican.
If I were to be frank, I would just do it. No hesitation. I wouldn’t wonder and plot all of the paths. Dissect the layers of meaning. And find the intersection where it would all work out. I would just be frank. But then,… Continue Reading “Out in the Open”
It’s a time of good wishes, cheer and hope. It’s my birthday today! And also the Pope’s. Original Version: Gift of a fruitcake or soap-on-a-rope! Today is my birthday, … And also the Pope.” Photos from Oct 19, 2016 General Audience Other photos I took… Continue Reading “Shared Existence”
(and there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse) New birth taunts like an illusion. Where does it come forth? I waited patiently at the mouth of many places. I may have been changed. But I had too much sameness to… Continue Reading “et egredietur virga de radice iesse”
But then I will know fully, just as I am fully known. Did the unknown hide from me or did I hold unto what I needed to be true? In being fully known, I imagine the undoing of a life of attainment in a… Continue Reading “It can be known”