My mother-in-law was raised Catholic. When she is in distress she calls out JesusMaryandJoseph. Its a blessing and curse….

Sometimes my soul hurts so much, I am crying out and I’m not sure if that cry is a call for help or a curse. I’m not sure what it means, I’m just crying out.

When the peace deal brokered in Syria failed a few days ago. I cried out No, and cried. I wasn’t sure if I was rejecting the news, the failure or the peace, the violence, or all of humanity.

All I could think was no, no, no….


Holy Family, I need all of you. The pregnant girl, the struggling stepfather and the helpless baby.

I need you when I see the baby covered in dust, laying out in Syria, I need you when the killer of an ambassador stands in celebration. I need you when those who hate and gaslight feel empowered.

fuckthisShit, JesusMaryandJoseph

Bless us, help us, hold us, love us…..






Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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