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Known in the breaking of the bread

Children sow the sidewalk
with painted rocks wearing
hearts and flowers, as though
faith could irrigate the earth with hope.

I sow my windowsill with birdseed,
a bag to feed a multitude,
though few take up the offer;
the chickadee and the sparrow,
confident of their Creator’s eye,
bolder than most stop by.

Sometimes I imagine that
instead of rolling the stone away
he turned it into bread for the birds
to swarm and peck and carry it
crumb by crumb to feed their young,
open-mouthed and shrill,
laughing at the devil.

The Revd Rosalind C Hughes […]

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Bearing Fruit

“I am reminded of my need to prune away the things in me that bear no fruit: anger, fears, worries, frustrations that do nothing to help me lead a more God-centered life, but instead trap me in a cycle of winter within my heart and mind that clings stubbornly to me as the winter weather patterns are right now.”

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