Monthly Archives: August 2013

Orando por Siria a través del Salmo 22, translation of yesterday’s post

Sent from Gerardo Oberman of Buenos Aires, Argetnian, this translation of yesterday’s post. My very great thanks. Orando por Siria a través del Salmo 22 Dios mío, Dios mío, ¿por qué has abandonado a Siria? Escucha la oración de sus … Continue reading

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Labor Day Roses, 2013

“Hearts starve as well as bodies – give us bread but give us roses.” Bread and Roses Strike 1912, Lawrence Textile Mills,                                     song based on a poem by James Oppenheimer Texas Fertilizer plant – they worked for … Continue reading

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Praying through Psalm 22 for Syria

My God, my God, why have you forsaken Syria? Hear the prayers of their groaning. Day and night the tears of your children are poured out, but they find no rest. They are poured out in civil war — bones … Continue reading

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Father’s Day (Aotearoa/NewZealand): Isaac to Abraham, Dear Dad …

It is spring in the southern hemisphere. Rosalie Sugrue writes — “The NZ Listener ran an article entitled Dear Dad. Nine famous Kiwi’s commemorated Father’s Day by way of writing a letter to their own deceased father. The results were … Continue reading

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Liturgy for Sunday, September 1, 2013

On Mondays I share liturgical writing focused on the Luke passages for each Sunday in the Revised Common Lectionary. This week’s scripture is Luke 14:1, 7-14. There are three contributors this week. The first is Linda Curtis-Stolper of Newton, Iowa … Continue reading

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For the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

I post this reflection on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech given at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963, fifty years ago. I remember it. That march, originally called the March for Jobs and Freedom, made … Continue reading

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“Pacha Mama” from Argentina, Prayer of Our Savior, Prayer of the Earth

Gerardo Oberman’s prayer “Pacha Mama” is the prayer of all of us, for daily bread and forgiveness, for hallowing and for-evermoring. I share it first in the original Spanish, then as translated and adapted into its poetry as a version … Continue reading

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