Monday, 18 June 2007

My heart is grieved by all I cannot save
So much has been destroyed;
I have to cast my lot with all those
who age after age
with no extraordinary power
reconstitute the world.
—Adrienne Rich, "Natural Resources"
in The Dream of a Common Language 1978

Let us nourish this prayer
with the symbols and stories of our outrageous faith
Being outrageous enough to risk:
We position ourselves for the future
by taking our place
with those on the periphery of the empire...
Outside the periphery of power
we will feel the hunger and thirst
for a different future...
—Mary Jo Leddy, "Meditation on a threadbare moment"
in Reweaving Religious Life 1990

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