“When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he
came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea.” Mark 6:47-56
The sea walker calms
wind and waves
of restless sleepless nights.
Bringing the sunrise
out of the cloudbanks on the horizon of fear.
Ann Fontaine is a retired priest living on the Oregon Coast. She blogs at What the Tide Brings In and shares a sometimes daily reflection on Facebook at Streams of Mercy.
Image: Boat in the storm by […]
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From his letter:
I am asking that our clergy stand down from the organizing and protesting that has filled the streets with people following the failure to indict police in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases. There is always room for prophetic witness and the striving for justice and peace among all people. But […]