Reepham & Wensum Valley Team Churches - at the Heart of the Community

Words of Light and Hope from Fran Neale (AWA)

Words of Light and Hope  from Fran Neale, AWA

 Lo, how a rose is blooming
from ancient stem re-sprung.
Amid the chaos looming
as bards of old have sung.
It comes a flow’ret bright
with fragrance full of music
when half spent is our fright.

How can this rose now blooming,
In days of greed and lies,
Withstand the threats, the dooming,
of guns, of hope that dies?
It comes a flow’ret bright
Inspiring us to action
mid hatred’s ugly blight.

We pray the bloom restores us
with hope and love and might.
And shows a vision glorious
Of sanity and right.
It comes a flow’ret bright
aglow with peace and justice
And loving, holy light.

Robert O’Sullivan (A Maori New Zealander) and from Madeleine L’Engle

 This is the irrational season

When love blooms bright and wild.

Had Mary been filled with reason

There’d have been no room for the child.