What was the apocalypse Like
Wandering in the desert
with no food to eat
Was it like
Or rising gas prices?
Or the Grocery Bills that are just too high!
Or jobs aplenty,
but no childcare?
Was it the choice between
Living somewhere you’ve lived
your whole life;
but your body was on the line
if your gender was in question
or your pregnancy?
Is this why the Jews grumbled?
God, it makes one wonder
Why humans choose diseases,
death and enslavement over…
other kinds of apocalypses.
God, I’m praying because
there are too many apocalypses right now…
and I have a feeling
we are about to wander in the desert.
So if you could give us some manna
along the way,
It would be appreciated.
Especially, for the babies,
Thank God for for formula
May it flow plentiful again soon!
I wouldn’t mind any peacocks
Or affordable chicken
or sweet dew or affordable milk and eggs either.
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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. 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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