Last week Keith and the Fallen Angles led us through reflections on darkness and light and during this fragile and frightening time we hold both in our hearts and in our lives. As we heard last week, in her poem “Blessed Are You” Jan Richardson said “Blessed are you; who bear the light; in unbearable times, who testify to its endurance amid the unendurable, who bear witness to its persistence when everything seems in shadow and grief.” These words rung true for me and helped me focus my words for today. Today we celebrate “the presentation.” I will try to look at “presentation” from a couple of angles, and ask your indulgence as I present some thoughts for your reflection.
When I was reviewing the various passages in preparation for today, I gravitated towards 1 Corinthians 13, specifically the section on love. It’s a big topic, but I thought to take a stab at it and I want to open my reflection with a poem my good friend Natasha Ramsingh wrote titled,
The Circle of Angels, a volunteer street outreach team, and Don Valley West MPP and former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne attended this month’s homeless memorial at Church of the Holy Trinity. Since 2017, at least 74 people have died while homeless in the city of Toronto.