Mommy's altarIt is a new day and I am trying hard to be glad in it

The fight for justice continues and I am trying to stay in it

The hurt is old and deep and I am trying to heal from it

Love abounds but I don’t know how to trust it

And in the midst of it all, you journey with me, God

With us

Thank you, Gracious God

For the journey is long and we cannot walk it alone

It all becomes possible with you, with our ancestors, and with each other

May we never forget this!


Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter gratefully (though not always gracefully) serving as executive director of A Just Harvest, Senior Pastor at San Lucas UCC, and adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary. She is a joyful contributor in the newly released book “Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle.

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