Tag: Holy Week

In the Darkness of the Tomb, there Is Still Hope

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. – Anne Lamont

Good Friday Hope

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. – George Iles

Spy Wednesday

On “Spy Wednesday” – so called because it is the day before Judas, the traitor, sold Jesus out for a bag of silver, these words from Martin Luther King, Jr., are most appropriate. Through violence you may murder a murderer but you can’t murder… Continue Reading “Spy Wednesday”

Prayer is Hope in Action

To clasp hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world. – Karl Barth

The Magdalen, a Garden and This

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Kathleen O’Toole. The Magdalen, a Garden and This She who is known by myth and association as sinful, penitent, voluptuous perhaps… but faithful to the last and then beyond. A disciple for sure, confused often… Continue Reading “The Magdalen, a Garden and This”

Simon Peter

The Apostle Peter, the fisherman, plays an important role in the drama of Good Friday. Today’s poem from Education for Justice is entitled “Simon Peter” by John Porch. Simon Peter There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yes, four which I… Continue Reading “Simon Peter”


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”

O Taste and See

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov. O Taste and See The world is not with us enough O taste and see the subway Bible poster said, meaning The Lord, meaning if anything all that lives to the imagination’s tongue,… Continue Reading “O Taste and See”

The Vine

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Thomas Merton. The Vine When wind and winter turn our vineyard To a bitter Calvary, What hands come out and crucify us Like the innocent vine? How long will starlight weep as sharp as thorns… Continue Reading “The Vine”

Exquisit Corpse

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Scott Dalgamo. Exquisit Corpse Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper. —John 12:1-2 Four days dead and sipping soup, Lazarus Sits up,… Continue Reading “Exquisit Corpse”