Tag: liturgy

My Beautiful Umma

Umma embraced her role as Samonim, serving with a luminous smile. I never bought it. I judged it the face an Umma puts to protect her child from worries, even when her child became an adult and knows that life forces roles on you. Come Sunday morning, she was smiling.

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Day 40: Whose Good News?

To some, the Messiah was predicted to be a political leader, a singular hero, liberation through the only means that liberation could come. It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. And no one had a blueprint for what would come next.

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Day 39 – Open (Body)

“Food is shut within our bodies as in a very beautiful purse. When necessity calls, the purse opens and then shuts again, in the most fitting way. And it is God who does this because I was shown that the Goodness of God...

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Day 34 – searching

three days
i searched for you
held my breath
dreamt of you
dead
your crown broken
flesh torn open eaten
by your friends
always there was blood
all over my hands

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Day 24 – Resurrect

Consider the sacred role of desire in worship. Imagine what an abundant life– a life you desire– looks like, feels like, tastes like. This is an invitation to reflect on and seek rest in the promise that abundant life is in fact Love’s own desire for you.

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Holding Spaces [Sacred & Profane] – Intro to Liturgy

The Liturgy section of Diverging Magazine is where we publicly explore the multi-faceted and creative faith expressions of worship within the PAAC community. Here, we will have all kinds of pieces—from theological musings and visual/mixed-media artist reflections, to poetry and fiction stories to ponder, dream, and reimagine how we can communally respond to the world around us.

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