Author: Rev. Debbie Eisenbise
T.S. Eliot in Four Quartets writes, “In my end is my beginning.” As we go on in life, we experience this again and again—life as both circle and line. Time is a spiral: the past, present and future move together. This is mirrored in the liturgical life of the church as feasts and fasts, holy days, and seasons move us through each year. Lent leads to Easter to Ascension to Pentecost to Ordinary Time to Advent to Christmas to Epiphany to Lent.
A poem by Mark Nepo, from his new book, Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness
I was surprised when John,
who helped save my life, came
down with liver cancer. He had
no interest in going through this
the way I did. He didn't want to
talk. He just stared at me for hours.
I so wanted to be there for him.
Author: Mary Beth Sarhatt
“From where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2
Perhaps you’re wondering where God is these days. In the community of Kalamazoo we’ve experienced the recent killing and wounding of innocent people. Nationally, we hear frightening political rhetoric. Many of us have concerns for ourselves and our loved ones.