Often when reading one thing, another comes to mind. Such was the case with today’s ELCA World Hunger devotion, a poem representing the voice of the heart of a 6-year-old child living with HIV and AIDS.
Ahhh … little ship
You’re getting away from me
When will you come and pass before me?
Because I want to wait for you here, in this place.
Please … tell me when you will come.
~Sister Nurhayati Silalahi, Huria Kristen Batak Protestan, Indonesia
And I saw the river over which every soul must pass to reach the kingdom of heaven and the name of that river was suffering; and I saw the boat which carries souls across the river and the name of that boat was love.
~St. John of the Cross