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Advent on the author’s lawn in Auckland, New Zealand

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
Isaiah 11:1

“For there is hope for a tree,
   if it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
   and that its shoots will not cease”
Job 14: 7

By the grace of God,
may we embody the hope
of the shoot sprouting green,
knowing the power of renewal
in our bones,
resurrection even in our very cells.
Amen.

 


Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia who expresses her ministry in the work of counselling and spiritual direction, and as a PhD student at the University of Auckland.


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