• lenten journal: litany

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    Maundy Thursday is a disquieting day for me — a cosmic juxtaposition of hope and despair that strikes on an intensely personal level. Here is how I put it into words.

    litany

    syrian war invades a campus that acts as a sanctuary
    the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out
    boston’s longest-serving mayor won’t seek sixth term
    the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out
    mandella hospitalized with recurring lung ailment
    the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out
    clashes as chile students march for education reform
    the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out
    pope francis washes feet of young detainees in ritual
    the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out
    guantanamo hunger strikers ‘denied water’
    the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out
    dna test reveals eighty markers for inherited cancer risk
    the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out
    huge cyber-attack causes worldwide disruption
    the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out
    newtown gunman had arsenal of pistols, shotguns, swords, and knives
    the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out
    united nations special combat force for congo approved
    the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out

    Peace,
    Milton

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