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The Poetry Nook – for Lent

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Poetry, art and music have the ability to open our hearts in a special way. This Lent I will be posting a poem that may help our Lenten reflections. Most of the poems can be found on the website: Education for Justice, www.educationforjustice.org. For a small fee you can have access to a large repository of reflection, study, and prayer material that can take you beyond the personal (just me and God) to our responsibility to our sisters and brothers all over the world.

May Lent be for us
A time of learning to see
Where Christ is crucified today,
A time of learning
To recognize the complex roots of injustice,
To recognize the Gethsemanes
In our global community.
May we witness the suffering
Of God’s children
As Mary witnessed
Her beloved son’s suffering.

May Lent be for us
A time of learning to become
An Easter people,
A time of learning
To recognize the deep roots of compassion,
To recognize we too are called
To witness the empty tomb and
To announce
To a world in despair
the Hope of the Resurrection.

by Jane Deren, Education for Justice, www.educationforjustice.org

Posted by opreach on February 13, 2013
2 Comments Post a comment
  1. 02/13/2013

    Wonderful poem… thanks for sharing it, Pat.

    Reply
    • 02/13/2013

      Thank you, Rebecca. I hope you will enjoy some of the poems coming up.

      Reply

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