Category Archives: Baptism

Love’s Journey

Love’s Journey


  • Watermarked and named beloved

Ancient touchstone raining grace

Sacred worth each person’s birthright

Wellspring blessing joy-filled days



Stirred by hope to work for justice

Mercy’s care God’s constant call

Fueled by feast of rich communion

Larger tables, no more walls


  • Bring deep longing to the desert

Open hearts hear Holy voice

Let sweet silence be the teacher

Time for awe, time to rejoice


  • Spirit serenades the summons

Hospitality’s embrace

Loving all as Christ still loves us

Ev’ry gender, ev’ry race



©January 18, 2016 Cynthia Langston Kirk,

Poem can be sung to the tune of “Joyful, Joyful”

Poem written and banner created by Cynthia Langston Kirk (Piecing Stories) for Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata

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