You Are the Sun

Clingman Dome sunset (h) crLight

golden light

fresh from the source.

Colours

creation’s colours

calling our senses.

Life

life in its oneness

life in its manifold oneness

all from You.

 You are the Sun from whom the morning shines

You are the River in whom each life-form flows

each face

each race

each cell within our ever-living soul.

This new day we greet You.

John Philip Newell, Praying With the Earth (Eerdmans: Michigan) 12. Photo by Chuck Summers.

Pray for Peace Today

photoPeace where there is war

healing where there is hurt

memory where we have forgotten the other.

Vision where there is violence

light where there is madness

sight where we have blinded each other.

Comfort where there is sorrow

tears where there is hardness

laughter where we have missed life’s joy

laughter when we remember the joy.

John Philip Newell, Praying With the Earth (Eerdmans: Michigan) 29.