A poem inspired by Philippians 2:5-11, which is read every year on the Sunday commemorating the Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week.
A Nonet of Peace
The hymn universally attributed to St. Patrick, "I Bind Unto Myself Today," is a powerful prayer that I am reflecting on today.
A sonnet inspired the story of Jesus healing the Gerasene Demoniac in Mark 5.
Sitting still among the trees, all our stirring becomes quiet. We can hear our song at last, and sing it. Here is a reflection on Wendell Berry's poem, "I Go Among Trees."
A Nonet of Grace
Today I join with many Christians in giving thanks for George Herbert, a priest, poet, and hymnwriter who died on this day in 1633.
Here is a powerful poem by Mary Oliver about this moment in the Garden of Gethsemane when Jesus found his disciples sleeping.
Psalm 101 offers us a pledge to God of integrity and justice. Here is a sonnet that I wrote based on this psalm.
As part of my ongoing series of "Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises," here is a hymn written by Martin Luther which is a wonderful poem to reflect on for Ash Wednesday.