• David Carlson

607 Poetry and Announcements! Blessed be the there and then. Your kingdom come, O Lord. When?

Day 607 Friday, November 12, 2021

Blessed be the here and now

Blessed be the there and then

Your kingdom come, O Lord. When?


Blessed be the lettuce pickers

the wards and waifs

the overweight and underfed

the unnamed

the average the slandered



Blessed be the misunderstood

the latch-key kids

the shy

the shunned, the uncool

the stone-cold sober

the street sweepers



Blessed be the night shift

the unfriended

those who try

the drivers and delivery boys

the widows

the utterly forgiving


Blessed be the utterly forgiven

the bussers

the barren

the gunned down

the onlys and the singles

those who try again



Blessed be the addicts

The true believers

the doubters

the kind

the blue-sky-dreamers

the down-and-outers



Blessed be the last leaf on the tree

the parched and hollow

the seed sowers

the ardent seekers

those in second place

the commuters on the city bus



Blessed be the here and now

Blessed be the there and then

Your kingdom come, O Lord. When?


Blessed By Susan Delaney Spear

SUSAN DELANEY SPEAR is the author of the poetry collection Beyond All Bearing and co-author of Learning the Secrets of English Verse, a creative writing poetry text forthcoming from Springer, Int.


Sunday Liturgy Reminder:

We have a Celebration this Sunday. Steve Lyman asks that we watch a couple of brief videos prior to the liturgy

One is Joanna Macy addressing the Bioneers conference titled

The Hidden Promise of Our Dark Age.

The presentation by Joanna Macy starts at 6 minutes into the video

Here's the link:


https:///watch?v=vzmjF1jE2K0&t=407s


The second is Angeles Arrien speaking about

The Cornerstones of Wisdom, the Four-Fold Way.

Here is the link (please watch it before our Sunday celebration)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kDRRBK95no



Announcement:Register for this conference today and tomorrow:



Nov 12-13 Theological Reflections by the authors of "Desire, Darkness, and Hope: Theology in a Time of Impasse - Engaging the Thought of Constance FitzGerald, OCD"

Nov 12

Contemplative Prayer and White Supremacy


Nov13 Toward a Spirituality of Racial Justice

Impasse and Climate Crisis

Promotional video:

https://youtu.be/l3RHL7utKAY

Information & to Register (free):

https://www.baltimorecarmel.org/transforming-spirituality-in-a-time-of-plague/

Read her address, “From Impasse to Prophetic Hope: Crisis of Memory” to the Catholic Theological Society of America, Proceedings of the Sixty-fourth Annual Convention



Announcement:

Join us as we Celebrate and Honor the Recipients of the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County's Annual Awards



Join us as we Celebrate and Honor the Recipients of the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County's Annual Awards

About this online event

Date and time

Sat, November 13, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST Add to calendar


There is a donation tab on this webpage that serves as your RSVP. Click the green box that says: Tickets. You can donate any amount and the Zoom link for the Annual Awards presentation will be sent to you. (This is in lieu of purchasing a ticket for our usual in person event.) Please donate what you are able since this is our major fundraiser of the year. Thank you!

We greatly appreciate all the individuals and busineeses who donated items to our auction. Support the businesses that support the Peace & Justice Center. Be sure to visit our online auction at www.32auctions.com/PJCauction2021 The Annual Awards video features music by Violinist Kyle Craft accompanied by a pianist and also, Trumpet-player Joshua Bluegreen-Cripps accompanied by another pianist.

Please read about the Award recipients and their accomplishments in the October/November issue of the Peace Press at www.pjcsoco.org/peace-press










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