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Surviving Exile

By the rivers of Babylon— there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung up our harps. For there our captors asked us for songs, and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? - Psalm 137:1-4, NRSV I am wondering, How do I navigate, How do I survive, How do I continue to live In this time of Exile? And then I think Of all those Who have lived in Exile In this country For centuries. Let us hang on to Community. Hope. Love. Laughter. Courage. Trust. Let us know when to Take action. Stay in the present moment. Go outside. Take a media break. Remember the long view. How shall we sing The song of the Holy One In this foreign land? What are the scriptures, the songs, the poems that you hold on to? That ground you these days?

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