Musings by Julia Baker -Swann & Thomas Baker- Swann

Lessons
Each day I must do this
           witness the liminal
           as night grazes dawn.
It is not fair to what I love—
           which is this union
           which is this marveling—
           to not go to the depths of my voice
           with the clarity of this spreading light.
I have learned a few things—
           how strong the pull
           how consuming the give in
           how constant the invitation to turn
           how subtle the shift
           how necessary the let go
           how gentle the relief
           and the sting of loss
           that is always the doorway
           that asks again and again
           for entrance
           for me to let loose from all I have learned
           into the thick orange light
           that covers it all.
–         Julia Baker-Swann
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Musings
       Jonah 3:1-5, 10 * Psalm 62:5-12 * 1 Cor. 7:29-31 * Mark 1:14-20
This work of Jesus was done immediately we are told. 1:17 “And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people. And immediately they left their nets and followed him. (Mark 1:17-18)” How do I, we, cleanse the lens which we use to decipher what is of God, clean the wax out of our ears. “Each day I must do this   witness the liminal    as night grazes dawn.” Simply, each day offers the opportunity many times over.
–         Thomas Baker-Swann

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