March 25

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

“Lady Wisdom shouts from the streets!

Listen!

She will pour out the Spirit of God!”

     The above words from Proverbs jumped out for me as I read over the entire Bible passage slowly three times. The Women’s March brings the message of this scripture to my life experiences. As I marched in Napa with hundreds of other women, children and men, I raised my sign that said, ” UNITED METHODIST WOMEN WANT SCHOOLS NOT JAILS!” Many carried signs, sang songs and shouted words out into the world where very few holding political or legislative power seem to be listening. It was an amazing demonstration showing the need for love and justice in our communities especially for women and people of color.

I gave witness and saw the Spirit of God poured out for all mankind during the march. There was a lump in my throat, tears in my eyes and a smile on my face. Lady Wisdom calls us to wake up to the injustices in our society, speak out in any way we can, connect with others and take action.

Prayer:  Holy One,

Make us bold and courageous and draw us beyond our lives into Yours,

ever-changing, moving, stretching, challenging and walking with each

other in Love.  Amen

Pat Parker

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