Category: Lent

Fast from Judging Others

Today’s suggestion for Lent is: Fast from judging others.  Remember how God overlooks our faults, and then remember Pope Francis’s words, “Who am I to judge?”

Fasting from Division

On this Thursday, let us fast from division.  Instead, we can strive to seek for unity of heart and spirit.

Ash Wednesday

In today’s first reading from Joel we are asked, Even now, says our God, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. There are many more ways to fast that could actually be more meaningful that limiting our consumption of… Continue Reading “Ash Wednesday”

Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis

Today is Palm Sunday, and our Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov. Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis Maybe He looked indeed much as Rembrandt envisioned Him in those small heads that seem in fact portraits of more than a model. A… Continue Reading “Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis”

The Observer

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Rainier Maria Rilke. The Observer I can tell a storm by the way the trees are whipping, compared to when quiet, against my trembling windows, and I hear from afar things whispering I couldn’t bear… Continue Reading “The Observer”

The Avowal

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov. The Avowal As swimmers dare to lie face to the sky and water bears them, as hawks rest upon air and air sustains them, so would I learn to attain freefall, and float… Continue Reading “The Avowal”

Messenger

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Mary Oliver. Messenger My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird –      equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the… Continue Reading “Messenger”

Show Me Your Ways, O Lord.

Today’s Lenten poem/prayer/psalm from Education for Justice is from the Psalms: Psalm 25:6-10. Show me your ways, O Lord,    teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me,    for you are God my Savior,    and my hope is… Continue Reading “Show Me Your Ways, O Lord.”

The Ledge of Light

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Jessica Powers. The Ledge of LIght I have climbed up out of a narrow darkness on to a ledge of light. I am of God; I was not made for night. Here there is room… Continue Reading “The Ledge of Light”

And If I Did, What Then?

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by George Gascoigne. And If I Did, What Then? “And if I did, what then? Are you aggriev’d therefore? The sea hath fish for every man, And what would you have more?” Thus did my mistress… Continue Reading “And If I Did, What Then?”