Tag: Healthcare

justice

Christianity, Poetry, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality
the daughter of the discarded canaanite woman was named justice. when justice lay on her bed half crazed from demons or schizophrenia or whatever unnamed disorder that bedeviled her she was all that was wrong with the world. a separation of the haves and have-nots.  those who have access to healthcare healers and those who must die alone and destitute. justice reached and crossed boundaries. her spirit floated through the wooded path alongside her mother as they desperately sought the one who could heal and put her fractured psyche back together. justice became a jumble of screams as nails on a chalkboard incessant bees buzzing sulphur burning and constant drip-drip-dripping clamored intently intensely inside her skull. time was running out. her mother ran searching and seeking tree

Blessed Be Revisited

Christianity, Healthcare, Love, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
Blessed Be...this is a spin-off of sorts from an earlier posting.  I wanted to share two variations on the task of creating new beautitudes that particularly spoke to me at the Blessed Be Poetry Party invited by Christine Valters Paintner.  I will share one today and one tomorrow! An offering by Wronda: Blessed are the peacemakers for they do not settle for the status quo. Blessed are the peacemakers for they stand in front of the tanks rolling through the square. Blessed are the peacemakers for they sit at the front of the bus. Blessed are the peacemakers for they proclaim the truth. Blessed are the peacemakers for they bear witness to the light. Blessed are the peacemakers for they never let those lost to hate, be forgotten. Blessed are the peacemakers for they hold the bodies of the l

Pecking Order

Christianity, Discernment, Healthcare, Lenten Journey Participants, Love, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
pecking order dedicated to healthcare in America there was this bird peck peck pecking at my window driving me bananas but amusing my cat. soon i just ignored him and gave him nary a thought as i continued my daily chores. why was that bird peck peck pecking and so determined to come into my house that i guard fervently from all intruders? could the poor thing have wanted the food that we cast as crumbs off the table to the dogs? perhaps that bird peck peck pecking wanted simply to be on the inside. with access to a world rich in his imagination where dog and cat and lizard and human loved and cared for one another. © 2010, Terri Stewart Lenten Reflection, Week Six, Day Two: From Mount Hor the children of Israel set out on the Red Sea road, to bypass the land of Edom. But with their