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It’s been a month already,
and only 11 days in.

It’s been a year already,
and only 1.5 months in.

It’s been a decade already,
and, well…it’s too soon to tell.

All of this non-stop nonsense,
just when I think we’ve had
enough, more happens.

The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry,
of the Episcopal Church, spoke
to the clergy on Friday
and encouraged us to stay
focused, stay clear, stay
centered on politics
the Gospel politics of
Jesus, not the partisan
politics of this world.
To stay focused on love.
Not the sentimental love
that is the hallmark of
valentine’s day.
But the Gospel love
the love of God
in Jesus
the love
that asks everything of us
everything for the sake of
justice, of mercy, of love.
That.

It’s been a year already,
and it’s only just begun.
The call to be clear about
Gospel love, the politics
of God, the truth of that love.

The PB said that there is an evil force
afoot in the world and it us,
the church, the people who
stand in God’s politics, God’s love
can overcome that evil force.

This prayer is my fight song
my song of love my strength
my conviction my commitment
to the politics of God,
the gospel of love,
the will to inflict that love
to overcome evil.

My anthem this year is this song:
The Canticle of the Turning

Prayer poem and photo by Terri C. Pilarski

The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a church in Dearborn, MI. She is a long time blogger (seekingauthenticvoice.blogspot.com) and member of the RevGalBlogPals since 2006.

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