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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…

An Ecological Lord’s Prayer, Cláudio Carvalhaes

An Ecological Lord’s Prayer, Cláudio Carvalhaes

Our God who are in pluriverses, the skies and the earth,   Blessed be your name: life. May your pulsing life come to be seen, heard, touched and felt through the oceans, the forests, in the rocks, in the life of plants and in the sounds of animals and singing birds. May the atmosphere of the sky that carries our ability to breathe continue balanced as fossil presences are kept under the earth. Give us this day our daily bread through a variety of seeds and grains and leaves without pesticides, without monocultures, from local farms and agro-biodiverse-cultures. Forgive our…

“And when he had said this, he breathed his last breath”

“And when he had said this, he breathed his last breath”

May our breathing be sustenance for those losing their last breath. May our breathing be solidarity for those losing their lives. May our breathing be a healing balm for those breathing heavily. May our breathing be resurrection for those crucified. May our breathing be renewal of life to others and to us. May our breathing be life, honor and fight in the name of people who were destroyed, abandoned, violated, desecrated and killed by powers of death! May our breathing be the restoration of the memories of animals, plants, trees, mountains and all earth beings who went extinct. May our…

The Honeyeaters are losing their songs… Here is a prayer for them

The Honeyeaters are losing their songs… Here is a prayer for them

Have you heard of the Honeyeaters? They are losing their songs… When I read about them, my heart felt to the ground. Here is a prayer I wrote for them. Dear Honeyeaters, I have heard about you. How beautiful birds you all are! Far away from me, I also heard about your struggle Your struggle to survive Your home being desecrated Your refugia being erased Your species dwindling down I heard you couldn’t find your own singing You are so few You can’t find your elders to teach you your own songs For they are all almost gone So the…