A pantoum reflecting on the power of an invitation, the love of friends, and a renewed hearing of the spirit's call to serve when one is healing from the oppressive behaviour of another:
A beautiful invite that mends shattered spirits
as layers of forced burden begin shedding away.
God’s healing touch working, making us whole –
light starts to crack open the oppressor’s doom.
A pantoum based on John 3:14-21, the Gospel for this Sunday (Lent 4, Yr B)
When Jesus comes to us as an act of love –
we’re used to a society that loves to judge.
In every aspect of our lives – how we look and what we do or say –
life’s a competition – full of hierarchy ladders.
A two voice reflection based on John 2:13-22, the Gospel for this Sunday (Lent 3, Yr B):
Voice 1 – A person reflecting on Jesus entering the temple in Jerusalem
Voice 2 – A person reflecting on Jesus entering the temple that is our bodies
(Written December, 2020 - based on Psalm 118:1-29)
Let me say, “Help me to start the day!”
when I feel all alone, with the whole world to fight;
when all I can think about are bad things I’ve done –
Though the brutal honesty makes me want to hide!
This Character Reflection is based on Mark 1:9-15, the Gospel set for this Sunday (Lent 1, Yr B) in the Revised Common Lectionary. It is inspired by the spirit drawing my attention to the idea that Jesus' first words after his 40 days in the wilderness echo the teaching of John the Baptist.
It is written from the point of view of a bystander in the crowd.
(Written February, 2020 - Based on Matthew 3:13-17)
- Voice 1: Jesus
- Voice 2: Someone coming out in modern times
(written November, 2020, based on John 1:1)
In the beginning was the word.
Nothing else, but God’s word, a plan! ...