Ash Wednesday 2021

Ode to Dirt by Sharon Olds Dear dirt, I am sorry I slighted youI thought that you were only the backgroundfor the leading characters—the plantsand animals and human animals.It’s as if I had loved only the starsand not the sky which gave them spacein which to shine.  Subtle, various,sensitive, you are the skin of our…

Prayer for the Beginning of the Semester

O God of Wisdom,  We are witnessing so much in this broken world these days. We see how hatred, division, and greed have shaped our national community and have pushed our relationships with one another toward animosity rather than love and acceptance.  We see the pain and death caused by an unknown illness. We worry for those…