Tag: education for justice

The Journey of the Magi

I love this poem by T.S. Elliot, and so I quote it in its entirety, even though it is a bit lengthy. This is the last of the poems from the Education of Justice website. I do hope you have enjoyed them! The Journey…

Weekly Photo Challenge: One

We know them as Three Wise Men, and one thing brought them together over the miles of rough terrain. May our hearts also be One. This is the only way we will find peace. A Story of Some Truly Wise Men By Christine Rodgers…

Are We Ready? It’s Almost Here!

Birthing By Mark Unbehagen How does one birth peace. . . in a world that seems to prefer the profits of war? How can one birth hope. . . in a time when devastation is born of poverty and pandemic? How does one birth…

The Ledge of Light

The Ledge of Light by Jessica Powers 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 to lift my arms and sing. Oh, God…

Presence

Presence by Stephen Leake Across the dark, a robin learns the Winter. A candle dissolves; frank and sensuous Against the extending light. The streets remain illegible with snow. I travel through you; uncurling Where weather decorates the night And naves of Christmas pines Grasp…

May Christmas Come

May Christmas Come by Alan Jones The rough beast slouching toward Bethlehem, still waits to come to term. Christmas comes and goes as we expect. Nothing changes. This year in New York, Jerusalem and Kabul, the Innocents are slaughtered according to Herod’s schedule. His…

The Christmas Tapestry

The Christmas Tapestry By Michael Hare Duke The humdrum duties of the land, feeding the beasts, mucking out the straw provide the dull hessian background of the Christmas scene. Suddenly the tapestry is lit by glory’s gold and smirched by red threads of violence….

The Slip

I love Wendell Berry’s poetry, so I was delighted to find this in the Advent collection on Education for Justice. The river takes the land, and leaves nothing. Where the great slip gave way in the bank and an acre disappeared, all human plans…

What Is True?

Advent By Daniel Berrigan It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss — This is true: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son,that whoever believes in him, shall not perish,…

Prayer: A Progression

This Jessica Powers poem was found on the Education for Justice website. Prayer: A Progression You came by night, harsh with the need of grace, into the dubious presence of your Maker. You combed a small and pre-elected acre for some bright word of…