It's been a hard week, a hard spring, and a hard year for so many reasons. When Ruth's email arrived that our theme for Spiritual Journey Thursday was hope, I didn't feel much hope. I ruminated about the word, I searched some favorite writers for encouraging words, I googled songs of hope, but it was when I turned to the words of scripture that I felt comforted. Today's post, a found poem from Colossians 1 & 2 and Hebrews 6, is playing triple duty for Spiritual Journey Thursday, Sharing Our Stories, and Poetry Friday.
It fits our theme of hope for Spiritual Journey Thursday,
there's alliteration (from scripture) for Sharing Our Stories,
and it's a poem for Poetry Friday!
Continue in the faith
and hope of the gospel:
Lay hold upon hope,
an anchor of the soul,
both sure and steadfast.
- Ramona Behnke
(A found poem from
Colossians 2:7, and
Hebrews 6:18 & 19)
The work of hope for our world requires action on our part. The words from a document I discovered this week are a call to action: "If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now." Check out this resource - Anti-racism resources for white people.
To savor the magic of story, join the fun by linking your story at Sharing Our Stories.
Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche is hosting Poetry Friday with a golden shovel poem she wrote using a line from Naomi Shihab Nye's poem, Kindness. It's a poem she's writing as a farewell letter to her students. What a lovely gift!