Hospitality of the Heart
Rev. Sarah Juist
Mary Oliver, the beloved American poet, wrote: “For a while I could not remember some word / I was in need of, / And I was bereaved and said: where are you, / beloved friend?” Words have an immense and somewhat mysterious power over us--power to shape us, to convince us, to bring us joy and fear alike. Somehow, that power outlasts our memory of the words themselves. This week, we'll hear Moses entreat us to choose life and love--but where are such words to be found these days? Could it be that the words we seek are nearer to us than we realize?