AND THE NEEDY SHALL HAVE HOPE, Thoughts on Day Two

"And the needy shall have hope ..." Job 5:16

“And the needy shall have hope …” Job 5:16

I AM WILLING

I am open and I am willing
To be hopeless would seem so strange
It dishonors those who go before us
So lift me up to the light of change

There is hurting in my family
There is sorrow in my town
There is panic in the nation
There is wailing the whole world round

May the children see more clearly
May the elders be more wise
May the winds of change caress us
Even though it burns our eyes

© Holly Near, Singer and Songwriter

“Eastward and westward storms are breaking,–great, ugly whirlwinds of hatred and blood and cruelty. I will not believe them inevitable.”  W.E.B. Du Bois, The Wisdom of W.E.B. DuBois

With a nod to Unitarian Minister Ben Meyer and Congregational Minister Penny Nixon in gratitude for a healing evening of songs, prayers and meditation. Dedicated with hope and with faith in the ultimate goodness of humankind: for J.A. and his grandson born on November 9, 2016