How can I pray to the Holy Trinity
In a work of idols?
How can explore the mystery faith
When we humans use labels as weapons?
Instead of names of exploratory wonder..
I don’t know creator,
When humans seem bent on being destructors
And death cults
And weapon makers
How to bear your image, how to preach your image,
how God can I better be your image in the universe??
::am I doing it wrong?:: my very soul whispers.
How can we free ourselves from our idols?
How can we become seed planters and tenders of things that grow?
God I long for healthy growing things..
(And you know I have a black thumb so if it need to be metaphorical so be it)
Our hearts are already broken—return us to life and live I pray.
Return us to community we pray.
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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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