Let us not rush to the language of healing, before understanding the fullness of the injury and the depth of the wound. Let us not speak of reconciliation without speaking of how we can repair the breach and how we can restore the loss. – Litany by Dr. Yolanda Pierce, November 24, 2014 after police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 31: 7-14 Mark 10: 46-52 Remember – by Joy Harjo
“Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.” ― Abigail Adams
Scripture Readings: Genesis 2: 18-24, 3: 1-13
But the peculiar thing, at least from a biblical perspective, is that the rich – the ones with the abundance – rely on an ideology of scarcity, while the poor – the ones suffering from scarcity – rely on an ideology of abundance. How can that be? – Walter Brueggemann
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. - Wendell Berry
Scripture Readings: Numbers 11: 4-29 Empty Shelves – by Ernesto Cardenal
“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly" - Rumi
Scripture Readings: Mark 9:30-37 Just Beyond Yourself - by David Whyte
The Rev. Dr. Delle McCormick
Senior Pastor of Rincon Congregational UCC, Spiritual Director, Reiki Master, CAPCITAR practitioner for Healing and Transforming Trauma, and Pace e Bene Agent for Non-violent Change, Tucson Clergy Against Racial Profiling.