February 22 - Caitlin Thomson Jans

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AM Psalm 50; PM Psalm [59, 60] or 19, 46

Genesis 39:1-23; 1 Corinthians 2:14-3:15; Mark 2:1-12

 

The Lord, the God of gods, has spoken;
he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty,
God reveals himself in glory

Psalm 50:1-2

In Praise

The moss on our fence, the tulips

that have migrated from our neighbor’s

yard, the tentative green of buds,

all declare for you against the gray

of sky, the sun up there somewhere,

in those clouds of yours. All that is

rooted on our street sings your praise,

yet my ears were not made to hear it,

the earbuds in them telling me the state

of the world instead, so I take them

out, notice the squirrels foraging

in the pines, the yellow of forsythia,

the last blush of cherry blossoms

covering the sidewalk, as if a wedding

happened here, the joyous

aftermath of love celebrated.

 

 - Caitlin Thomson Jans