Monday, February 25, 2008

Images of Emmaus

Women wind their way
around the crowded room
Arms in motion--
moving up and down
as if in flight--
Spirits made light
by grace abounding
Spirits set free
from convention
freed from domestic concerns
freed from work stress
freed from the judging eyes of men

Men who would have wives, mothers, and daughters
who are modest and discreet
Nurses and teachers--
acceptable to society.

Women wind around the room
filled with the Spirit
set free to live
lives empowered
lives redeemed from the ordinary
Set free to live
as Daughters of Grace.

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