sludge washes to shore
whales die of hunger and shame
rivers of refuse
Daily Haiku #7
Word Challenge: Anger
The Haiku Challenge
Genesis 1:28 - God blessed them and said, "Bear fruit, increase your numbers, and fill the earth--and be responsible for it! Watch over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things on the earth!"
Jose Luis Bello, LA Times, baby seals covered in oil
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as in KOMO News, Baby Whale dies in Puget Sound
Citarum River in Indonesia as at Fire Earth: Environmental Issues
who are we?
walking through this world
as if we are without consequence
bangledesh sewing our pants
for fifty cents an hour
claiming that we do not
enslave or put people
into jeopardy, innocent of
wrong-doing watching court tv
and accusing those
raised without light while
we horde the oil.
it will not matter that
we have Abraham as our ancestor.
~Terri Stewart, Dec. 2010
Meditation on Matthew 3:1-12, prompted this morning by Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts and the question, "who are the kindred?" Sometimes, the kindred are not pretty.
Reading scripture during church can be a wonderful gift to the community and to yourself. There is an opening up process that is beautiful. Below are some tips:
1. A fabulous resource about reading scripture is here: http://revpatrickcomerford.blogspot.com/2008/01/reading-scriptures-in-public-worship.html
“Do you believe that when you are reading Scripture in public worship you are proclaiming the Word of God? Those reading the Scriptures must understand the significance and privilege of their task.
But sometimes, as I watch people reading Scripture during the offices or the liturgy, as I listen to the ways in which they read, or as I watch their body language, I ask myself whether they really believe they are presenting the Word of God to those present, that it really is the Word of Go...