Are there new ways for cradling life this Christmas?
Making space in quiet caves within for God?
Knowing the perfect gift is not bought, baked or boxed?
Welcoming the beatitude of the latecomer to the Christmas table?
Understanding the melancholy addressed on each friend’s envelope sent?
Here the piecemeal puzzle of my longing.
The prayer to hold my hopes, loves, beliefs laid on sweet straw,
the consent to life and love through ordinary practice,
the welcome given to my arrival to this
peace, joy, feast.
By Sister Karlyn Cauley, SDS
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We gather together here in this small sanctuary, a space we have tended and planted. It is a space in which we have placed our hopes for the Earth and for the creatures that are our relatives. We stand in awe of the ways small things- like seeds and soil, water and sunlight, birds and…
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Grant us, O God, A vision of your world as your love would have it:A world where the weak are protected,and none go hungry or poor. A world where the riches of creation are honored and sharedso everyone might enjoy them. A world where different races, cultures and creedslive in peace and harmony, with equal…
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