She speaks to us Sunday mornings with care;
not here without experiencing despair and strife.
Anointed to teach us and share
God’s words about eternal life.
She blesses us with truth and reality;
reminds us of her past filled with meanness and fights.
Yet today she holds her head high with dignity;
her teaching helps to show us the shine of God’s true light.
She offers us the holy word like olive branches;
there is now peace and love within her face.
We are blessed to hear her remembrances
because with them we are shown God’s infinite grace.
by: Joyce M. Rose-Harris © 2007