Social Justice Lectionary

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Social Justice Lectionary

Social justice is about community and compassion. That’s who we are. This is what and who we are called to be.


We are to speak act and think "theolocally".


Social justice is about community and compassion. That’s who we are. This is what and who we are called to be.


We are to speak act and think "theolocally".

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Social Justice Lectionary
 November 25, 2018
Pentecost 27



R.S. Thomas

The Answer

Not darkness but twilight
In which even the best
of minds must make its way
now. And slowly the questions
occur, vague but formidable
for all that. We pass our hands
over their surface like blind
men feeling for the mechanism
that will swing them aside. They
yield, but only to reform
as new problems; and one
does not even do that
but towers immovable
before us

Is there no way
of other thought of answering
its challenge? There is an anticipation
of it to the point of
dying. There have been times
when, after long on my knees
in a cold chancel, a stone has rolled
from my mind, and I have looked
in and seen the old questions lie
folded and in a place
by themselves, like the piled
graveclothes of love’s risen body.


R.S Thomas, often called "The Poet of the Cross," was a Welsh writer and Anglican priest.  His body of work, neither easily orthodox nor pretty, is now recognized as among the most important religious poetry of the twentieth century.
(From Journey With Jesus website)



































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