New Year 2021

Source: Toronto Star.com
Pray it forward into daybreaks 
the inside color of cereal boxes 
opaque and dreary yet perfectly  
receptive to bills and scraps of hope 
once the sugary grains are gone. 

Pray it forward in line at Tim Hortons 
for a new dream to enter 
the fella behind 
that real food, real wages, and real Earth 
may all be served every time we order. 

Pray it forward seven generations 
down to the deepest tip of the iceberg 
that goes drag-netting the landfill 
bottom of a lifeless sea. 
Drudge up a ghost of a future 
kid or two to impress our frozen imaginations. 

Pray it forward on your knees 
and with devotion please 
your physiotherapist who spends 
days in bodies not her own 
inventing repeated motions of healing. 

Pray it forward. 
Pass it on. 
Remember every precious drop 
grasped by heart 
gets squeezed out beyond its keeping.

Greg Kennedy, SJ is assigned to the spiritual exercises ministry at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Novalis will publish Greg's book - “Reupholstered Psalms” - on March 1, 2020.

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3 Comments
  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 01:39h, 01 February Reply

    Thank you Greg!

  • Barbara French
    Posted at 15:25h, 01 February Reply

    You always guide me to thinking differently…which I appreciate. Thank you Greg!

  • Barbara French
    Posted at 15:26h, 01 February Reply

    You always guide me to thinking differently. I appreciate that. Thank you Greg.

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