Jesus, abject and despised, let us not be ashamed to follow you. Jesus, blasphemed and condemned, let us not afraid to be counted your friends. Jesus, crowned and derided, let us not be overwhelmed by our injuries and grief. Amen.

John Wesley (1703-1791)

Certainty dissolves,
truth wavers,
I am lost.

Snow freezes,
sun bakes,
earth cracks open.

Children cry,
fathers mourn
mothers question.

God weeps,
Christ keeps,
first and last.
All are gathered. Amen.

Ruth Gee, Darlington District Chair