This week I am beginning a five part series, “Unexpected Treasures in the Desert.” It is a sermon series for the congregations I am serving, known collectively as Prairie Faith Partners. This series is provided to help you navigate the COVID-19 epidemic “wilderness” we are experiencing together.
For each sermon I am writing my own reflections on the texts, which I like to do in free verse (below). To read the sermons, you can go to my “Lectionary Sermon of the Week” page, even though these aren’t on the lectionary texts. I’m afraid this page will change every week, so you might want to view the messages on the PFP YouTube page. I would appreciate your comments in this space. Thank you for visiting!
When someone thinks he owns you like a Pharaoh you must create a still place a corner here or there where nothing can touch you where you can find a piece of yourself Mine was a spot where the wall met the floor. I fixed my gaze on it when I lay down exhausted, recapturing a remnant of myself that I came to know in the constancy of my breath There was no time to pause before my secret altar when we fled. I try to picture it but it is a mirage that vanishes as I approach. This desert has no corners no walls to hold the stillness I claimed as my own. Only sand and heat and stars.