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Eyes! On your feet – By James

Eyes! On your feet – By James

  This precious brother from India sent me an email this morning with this poem about a shoe shining boy. I don’t know him but I was deeply moved. He allowed me to post the poem.   Eyes! On your feet By James   It is one of the busiest Railway stations Trains come and go every fifteen minutes People come and go for their work A social process or a vicious life cycle? A gentleman standing on the platform and looking straight ahead in the opposite direction A man bowed under his feet, polishes his shoe Personally denies socially…

Millie, a beautiful possum I never knew, was killed by a car. This is her funeral.

Millie, a beautiful possum I never knew, was killed by a car. This is her funeral.

ALERT: Don’t watch this video if you don’t want to see the body of a dead possum. This is about an improvised funeral of Millie. I was driving back from my son’s school and there was a dead animal. Just another one among so many. I searched and I learned that there are “over one million animals dying on roads every year in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.” Their death unbalance entire eco-systems, which include our human ways of living. We never pay attention to them, we never mourn them, and never ever even think…

The need to celebrate whatever light we find. Within the darkness of Lent

The need to celebrate whatever light we find. Within the darkness of Lent

Sermon Preached at The Riverside Church in the City of New York March 20, 2022. Sermon title: “Alleluias during Lent” – OR “The need to celebrate whatever light we find. Within the darkness of Lent. “ Biblical Reading: Psalm 148 and John 19: 25b-27 Contemplation line: “Mom, but why is it, what is it for, what does everything happen for?!” “- hug me my little boy, that I have so much love for you …” Guimaraes Rosa, “Miguilim,” in Corpo de Baile, (Rio De Janeiro: Editora Nova Fronteira, 1984).   ART BY MARC H. ELLIS   WATCH THE WORSHIP SERVICE HERE:…

Lenten Journey With the Earth Through the Stations of the Cross

Lenten Journey With the Earth Through the Stations of the Cross

Lenten Journey With the Earth Through the Stations of the Cross Friends, This is a Lenten journey through the Stations of the Cross. It was done in 2021 with folks at Ghost Ranch. I am making it available for everyone who desires to use it. It was focused on the issues of climate disaster and the lives and death of so much around us: people, animals, bioregions, diversity. COVID was all upon us fully! This year we have another war in front of us and you can add whatever your community is going through to your meditations as well. Do…