Category: Reflections from Rev. Laurie

Two Poems by Langston Hughes

These poems by Black writer Langston Hughes, are as pertinent, now as they were in the 1930’s. And racism is the deep poison of the United States. Thanks to Sue Edelstein for sending these on to me.

– Rev. Laurie

LET AMERICA BE AMERICA AGAIN

Let America be America again.
Let it … read more.

Dear TRUU Members and Friends,

One of my favorite hymns is #389:

 

Gathered here in the mystery of the hour,

Gathered here in one strong body,

Gathered here in the struggle and the power,

Spirit draw near.

 

As a minister, I almost always come to tears singing that from the pulpit … read more.

Kindness

Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so … read more.