Jane Hirshfield

Lenten Reflection Day 33 (Mar 26): MULTIPLIED (Psalm 40:5-10).

Multiplied by Needtobreathe: https://youtu.be/0Gjx-ZQuQ_Y

SONG: Multiply by Jamie Liddell: https://youtu.be/fkqIsSTWSsc  

POEM: Richard Michelson: More Money Than God (excerpt):  ... who has traced / the provenance, and picks up the pace, multiplying offers. And who now does my father’s bidding? Heaven’s coffers, perhaps, are for the destitute …

SECOND POEM: Jane Hirshfield: Like two negative numbers multiplied by rain (excerpt):  Old shoes, old roads— the questions keep being new ones. Like two negative numbers multiplied by rain / into oranges and olives.

QUOTE: Howard Zinn: We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.

Lenten Reflection Day 25 (Mar 18): THIRST (from John 4:5-42).

SONG: All Who Are Thirsty by Vineyard Music: https://youtu.be/K71EYID22l4

POEM: Jane Hirshfield: A Well Runs Out of Thirst (excerpt): A well runs out of thirst the way time runs out of a week, the way a country runs out of its alphabet or a tree runs out of its height … A person comes into the kitchen to dry the hands, the face, to stand on the lip of a question.

QUOTE: Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr.: Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

Lenten Reflection Day 7 (Feb 28): FORGIVEN (from Psalm 32).

SONG: Pray for Forgiveness by Alicia Keyes: https://youtu.be/IvdYcpGw9Oo

POEM: Jane Hirshfield: The Weighing (excerpt): The heart’s reasons seen clearly, even the hardest will carry its whip-marks and sadness and must be forgiven.

QUOTE: Veronica Roth: Can I be forgiven for all I’ve done to get here? I want to be. I can. I believe it.

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