Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – Epiphany Week 4 (Year A)

Lectionary Poetry Advent

With the dawn of a new church year, we have launched a new feature on our website, a weekly post of poetry that resonates with the lectionary readings for that week (Revised Common Lectionary).
 
 

Lectionary Reading: Micah 6:1-8

 
 

Kindness
Naomi Shihab Nye

 

Found in:
Words Under the Words: Selected Poems

 
SNIPPET:


Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.

 

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