December 23, 2011
God comforts people with gifts.
Like the metaphors in Isaiah
with the “The Rose of Sharon”: Kingdom glory;
beauty on hills, splendor; support for
miracle reversals from weakness to strength and blindness to sight;
the ability to recognize joy, good people, happiness and growth.
You are a gift and you are my people as far back as
I have memory in New Rochelle. As far back as Rev. Cructhfield
crying in the midst of sermon and the Sweet Hours
Of Prayers at Shiloh sang right through -- the blue and speckled stained glass.
I recall your dad belting-out, punctuated hymns that stirred the
sisters and the brothers too and also made your momma proud.
I remember you as J.V.’s sister and then “our’s too” in kind.
Each laughing moment with you took the relationship to new bonds and you always