Recently, Cranaleith hosted an online panel discussion entitled, “The Pandemic and Those Most Vulnerable.” The panelists each minister in Philadelphia’s center city or its Kensington neighborhood. Their stories and reflections were beautiful and challenging. What follows are highlights.
Author and poet Rilke posed the question, “When does God pour the earth, the stars, into us?” It is a striking way of reflecting upon the idea of work and creativity and our becoming real.
Thinking about these days and how at times we are drawn to the edge, the edge in nature that is, in the liminal spaces or to use a Celtic term the thin places. To me, these special places are invitations for contemplation of how God revels God’s self in creation.
April is National Poetry month. As we at Cranaleith accompany you through these anguishing days, we’d like to periodically offer you some poems to carry our presence and our prayer to you.