Maria Evans

Transfigured

(a poetic reflection on Luke 9:28-36) Daily Office Gospel reading for Friday, October 14, 2022: Luke 9:28-36 I remember in 2018 on my first Camino that very last long uphill slog up the last big hill… The Monte do Gozo And the rather odd, but intriguing statue That looked out over Santiago.   I didn’t understand …

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UnBound

(a poetic reflection on John 11:30-44) Daily Office reading for Friday, September 9, 2022: John 11:30-44 “Unbind him, and let him go.” I can’t even imagine what it would be like to suddenly awaken from the slumber we know as death, eyes shielded by a gauze burial cloth, hands bound, legs and body completely wrapped …

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Float Trip

Float Trip (A poetic reflection on John 7:37-52, today’s Daily Office Gospel reading) When Jesus said,  “As the scripture has said, “Out of the believer’s heart* shall flow rivers of living water”” he was probably referring to the story where the water came out of the rock in Exodus 17:1-7, and maybe he was thinking …

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The Potter’s Field

(A poetic reflection on Matthew 27:1-10): Daily Office Readings for Friday, July 22, 2022 We all grew up   Hearing about “the potter’s field” But most of us  Probably didn’t understand why A field for paupers, criminals, Unidentifiable remains, And “outsiders” Has that name.   You see, There was a place outside Jerusalem In the Hinnom …

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