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Up Against the Holy

February 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Up Against the Holy · Faith and the City

This week I have been thinking about the word “sacred.” What does it mean for something or someone to be “holy”? To some people the word “sacred” distinguishes between the mundane parts of the world (buses and spreadsheets and really good chicken parm) and the holy things that reside in church cabinets (beeswax candles, water […]

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Prayer for a Field Mouse

April 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on Prayer for a Field Mouse · Sharp Prayers

Prayer for a Field Mouse by┬áPat Riviere-Seel Bless the gray mouse that found her way into the recycle bin. Bless her tiny body, no bigger than my thumb, huddled and numb against the hard side. Bless her bright eye, a frightened gleaming that opened to me and the nest she made from shredded paper, all […]

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