Daily Prayers: April 27, 2016

Within in the Light

Headlights, taillights, going, coming;
it does not matter inside.
Draw a curtain across the window,
lock the door and break the key.
Let the interior deepen and broaden
until it exceeds this little room.
You will go out when you are ready,
when the tiny inner Self no longer fits.
Awareness will come, yet bliss is not the goal;
pure consciousness, a word to the stranger
become friend, that is ALL.

Jean M. Olson

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We pray today for the Integration of Transformational Leadership for Justice class taught by Sharon Callahan; Larry Larson, student.

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Daily Prayers: April 25, 2016

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The Current Isolation
In the half-light, I am most
at home, my shadow
as company.
When I feel hot, I push a button
to make it stop. I mean this stain on my mind
I can’t get out. How human
I seem. Like modern man,
I traffic in extinction. I have a gift.
Like an animal, I sustain.
A flock of birds
when touched, I scatter. I won’t approach
until the back is turned.
My heart betrays. I confess: I am afraid.
How selfish of me.
When there’s no one here, I halve
the distance between
our bodies infinitesimally.
In this long passageway, I pose
against the wallpaper, dig
my heels in, catch the light.
In my vision, the back door opens
on a garden that is always
in bloom. The dogs
are chained so they can’t attack like I know
they want to. In the next yard
over, honeybees swarm
and their sound is huge.
By Camille Rankine

STM Cycle of Prayer

We pray today for Engaging Society with Gospel Values class taught by Michael Trice; Carolyn Lane student.

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