• lenten journal: hope

    by  • April 4, 2015 • hope • 5 Comments


    the night is almost over
    and I am searching the shadows
    for words to describe the dawn
    that doesn’t just break, but breaks through
    if stones can be moved, so can
    hearts; if death can be defeated,
    so can bitterness and hate;
    if love is real, then hope is more
    than things turning out alright.
    trace it back to its roots and
    hope means trust and confidence—
    we’re the ones who’ve watered it
    down to wishes; now we need
    it full strength: rise up, o men
    and women of God—be done
    with lesser things. the night is far
    gone, the day at hand—go
    and tell the others he is
    risen. he is risen indeed.



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    5 Responses to lenten journal: hope

    1. Suzanne Cate
      April 5, 2015 at 12:40 am


    2. Julianne
      April 5, 2015 at 6:59 am

      Amen, Milton.

    3. Leah
      April 5, 2015 at 8:11 am


    4. David R
      April 6, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Wow! I love it! “… watered it down to wishes, now we need it full strength.” is my favorite line, but it is all teriffic! Thank you for writing and sharing it.

      I’ll not be surprised to see it printed as the epigraph on the cover of next Easter’s Order of Worship at my church.

      • cthomson
        April 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

        Thanks, Dave.

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