is sharing its beautiful creamy pink and magenta buds.
Crocuses and snowdrops greet me on the streets of Brooklyn.
And I am budding.
The day came.
When translated from the original language of Jesus, "The Lord's Prayer" is beautiful, and very different from what I had to say in school every morning as a child! I especially appreciate the idea of god as both verb and feminine and masculine.
The Prayer of Jesus in Aramaic
O Birthing! Fathering-Mothering of the Cosmos!
You create all that moves in light.
Focus your light within us - make it useful: as the rays of a beacon show the way.
Create your reign of unity now - through our firey hearts and willing hands.
Grant what we need each day in bread and insight:
subsistence for the call of growing life.
Loose the cords of mistakes binding us,
as we release the strands we hold of others' guilt.
Don't let us enter forgetfulness
But free us from unripeness
From you is born all ruling will, the power and the life to do,
the song that beautifies all, from age to age it renews.
Truly--power to these statements--
may they be the source from which all my actions grow.
Sealed in trust & faith. Amen.
the Peshitta (Syriac-Aramaic) version of Matthew 6:9-13 & Luke 11:2-4
A fascinating radio show interview with Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz and my hero, Caroline Casey: