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    Posted on April 8, 2012 by Anne Basye
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    Just getting up in the morning can be a struggle. Seeking justice, championing a world in which people flourish, trying to discern God’s will and live into God’s culture in our (or any) times? Exhausting, and often discouraging. But then comes Easter. Refreshed, we start anew!

    To celebrate, this wonderful poem by Ronald Wallace:


    Some days I find myself
    putting my foot in
    the same stream twice;
    leading a horse to water
    and making him drink.
    I have a clue.
    I can see the forest
    for the trees.

    All around me people
    are making silk purses
    out of sows’ ears,
    getting blood from turnips,
    building Rome in a day.
    There’s a business
    like show business.
    There’s something new
    under the sun.

    Some days misery
    no longer loves company;
    it puts itself out of its.
    There’s rest for the weary.
    There’s turning back.
    There are guarantees.
    I can be serious.
    I can mean that.
    You can quite
    put your finger on it.

    Some days I know
    I am long for this world.
    I can go home again.
    And when I go
    I can
    take it with me

    May the Easter season infuse us with hope and renew our commitment to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our Lord all the days of our lives. He is risen indeed!

    Anne Basye, Sustaining Simplicity

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    1. Ruth Overdier said,

      on April 20th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you! Bless you.

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