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Thoughts on Hope – 5

And every day, no matter how bitter it be, I will say: “From tomorrow on, I shall be sad.” Not today. – A young Jewish child of the holocaust

Thoughts on Hope – 4

Compassionate actions rarely flow from despair or hopelessness, they are born out of hope. – Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

The Garden

The Garden I heard you blooming in the sun’s crescendo, your sepals stretching, petals open in an ecstasy of hue– the overture of Eden. – Nancy Compton Williams

Expect Hope

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

The Grace of a Crocus

 A single crocus blossom ought to be enough to convince our heart that springtime, no matter how predictable, is somehow a gift, gratuitous, gratis, a grace. – David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer


Today’s Easter Poem from Education for Justice is by Scott Cairns. Reunion You know already that the breath moves in and out in order to infuse the heart with the air it craves; as I have said, then recollect your mind, and draw it—and… Continue Reading “Reunion”

Easter Tuesday – A Better Resurrection

Today’s Poem from Education for Justice is by Christina Rosetti. A Better Resurrection I have no wit, no words, no tears;    My heart within me like a stone Is numb’d too much for hopes or fears;    Look right, look left, I dwell… Continue Reading “Easter Tuesday – A Better Resurrection”

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”


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”