My Featured Blogger this week is Gregory Joel, business consultant, founder of the back-to-work program ‘HopeWorks,’ and board member of numerous charitable outreach organizations. Gregory’s infectious compassion shines through every blog he posts. And even though this Inauguration Day-themed piece features the words of another, it shines with that same compassion. Visit Gregory’s site and you’ll see just what I mean.
I finished my morning prayer and meditation on the porch this morning and headed for the desk. I found this gem from Chalice Press in my inbox and had to share it with you all. Chalice Press is a great publisher with some amazing writers.
In honor of this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we share this prayer from Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters from his new book, Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey.
A PRAYER FOR HOLY SOLES
teach me to pray
with my feet.
The steps of the ancestors were sturdy and strong.
They somehow carried them to cut down strange fruit
dangling in the breeze.
Up and down Montgomery’s hills,
To mass meetings, lunch counters, and courthouses
To face canines, tear gas, and water hoses
As bullets and bombs wrought martyrs,
Their blood still crying out from the deep.
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