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Salt and Light (Mar. 8, 2017)

Greetings friends –
Several of you gave positive feedback to Jan Richardson’s poem in last
week’s ‘Salt and Light’. Here is another, based on Romans 4:18:
“Hoping against hope, he believed.”

ROUGH TRANSLATIONS
Hope nonetheless.
Hope despite.
Hope regardless.
Hope still.

Hope where we had ceased to hope.
Hope amid what threatens hope.
Hope with those who feed our hope.
Hope beyond what we had hoped.

Hope that draws us past our limits.
Hope that defies expectations.
Hope that questions what we have known.
Hope that makes a way where there is none.

Hope that takes us past our fear.
Hope that calls us into life.
Hope that holds us beyond death.
Hope that blesses those to come.

I also mentioned last week a need by Elizabeth Gregory Home for
women’s pajamas, nightgowns, and robes.  If you are looking for
something to do this Lenten season, this is an opportunity to meet the
needs of others.  I will put a box in the narthex for receiving your
contributions, and deliver them to EGH before the end of the month.

Remember to ‘spring forward’ before you go to bed Saturday night in
order to arrive on time at church!  I look forward to seeing you then.

May you have hope in this week’s journey of transformation –
Margie

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