I cannot claim
to still the storm
that has seized you,
cannot calm
the waves that wash
through your soul,
that break against
your fierce and
aching heart.

But I will wade
into these waters,
will stand with you
in this storm,
will say peace to you
in the waves,
peace to you
in the winds,
peace to you
in every moment
that finds you still
within the storm.  (Jan Richardson)

And so, as we proceed with our day, let us stand together in the storms of life, let us stand for peace and hope…Amen.

Sr. Debbie Blow, OP