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Easter Monday – When Death Comes

Today’s Easter poem from Education for Justice is by a favorite poet of many: Mary Oliver. When Death Comes When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and… Continue Reading “Easter Monday – When Death Comes”

Happy Easter! The Death of Death

Happy Easter to You!! I have received so many grateful comments for the poems shared here during the Season of Lent. Easter is such a glorious season. So it would be a shame to stop the poetry now! The site, Education for Justice, has… Continue Reading “Happy Easter! The Death of Death”

Gethsemane

Today on Holy Thursday we remember, not only the Last Supper, but also Jesus agonizing vigil in Gethsemane. So today’s poem from Education for Justice is by Mary Oliver. Gethsemane The grass never sleeps. Or the rose. Nor does the lily have a secret… Continue Reading “Gethsemane”

Tomorrow’s Children

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Rubem Alves. Tomorrow’s Children What is hope? It is a presentiment that imagination is more real and reality less real than it looks. It is a hunch that the overwhelming brutality of facts that oppress… Continue Reading “Tomorrow’s Children”

Weekly Photo Challenge – My Neighborhood

I am so blest to live in San Rafael. It’s a beautiful neighborhood. I think of the words of the song from Mr. Rogers: It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – My Neighborhood”

Prayer

Thomas a Kempis wrote the classic, The Imitation of Christ. Today our Lenten poem/prayer from Education for Justice is from that book. Prayer Grant me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know, To love what I ought to love, To praise what… Continue Reading “Prayer”

The Heart of Compassion

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Joyce Rupp. The Heart of Compassion Compassionate God, your generous presence is always attuned to hurting ones. Your listening ear is bent toward the cries of the wounded Your heart of love fills with tears… Continue Reading “The Heart of Compassion”

Let Us Handle One Another Delicately

Delicate Iris The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. -Henry David Thoreau That being said, we should be delicate with one another. Walden

Let’s Start Something by Being Grateful

Perpetual gratitude toward people around us initiates habits of thankful prayer. It also starts a chain reaction of giving thanks, till our friends and loved ones and our whole world become imbued in grateful living. – Edward Hays

Nature Holds Eternity

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it. – Isaac Bashevis Singer