Haiti, the religious life, flora and fauna, and whatever else crosses the mind of this Episcopal sister and priest
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
a prayer for tonight
So much pain and grief and rage at the moment. Lives lost. Livelihoods lost, too. Hopes for a peaceful outcome lost (I am not saying calm; I am saying nonviolent). What kind of a world are our children growing up in? ALL our children? I can't add anything to the discussion, but I can pray and stand with all those whose lives have been torn apart and whose hopes have worn thin. I count on the fact that our God is one who brings life from death, even the worst possible. And that begins now.
I began this blog as I prepared to leave for a seminary field education placement in a parish in Haiti, creating it as a way of sharing my experiences and reflections over the summer with people at home and continuing it upon my return.
I finally returned to Haiti in 2011. So much in a short time. I returned to the US in 2013, but something tells me I'll be back. Meanwhile, there is still so much I intended to share while I was there. I hope some of it will make it onto this blog. A piece of my heart is always in Haiti, and I hope some of yours will be, too. Pray for Haiti, please. So much is needed; with God, so much is possible.
Meanwhile, there are ample opportunities for ministry here, and plenty of discoveries to make. There are beautiful things to consider, birds to watch, and concerns to share. And I am never short of curiosity to lead me into all sorts of odd corners. In all of it, God is present. Welcome to the adventure.
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This is a personal blog. Nothing in it is an official statement from the Sisters of St. Margaret, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, or any other organization.