advent journal: the work of the people


the work of the people

the liturgy of our life together
begins with breakfast or a
walk certainly a coffee

some days the invocation
is offered by NPR or TODAY
a podcast or an old song

we exchange the reading
of our calendars, listing our
obligations and appointments

we go through motions
intending to make a difference
perhaps to make amends

and talk of when we will
come home to one another
answering the altar call

to return and to remember
our hope is built on something
as simple as promises kept

whatever we have bound
or set free whatever we
have done or left undone

we are blessed in our goings
out and our comings in
live well be well rest well amen


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