Image by Delilah Losch
Father of Mercy
Friend of Sinners
Centers our vision
Via the Way
Of the cross
God the Father
God the Son
God the Spirit
Oh Holy One
Great is the Mystery
Of the glorious Trinity
Strength in Power
Father of mercy
Friend of sinners
The Spirit whispers
/j. smith 2023
In some ways my life began on my 16th birthday.
This was the day I was released from care.
I did not know where I was going.
"Am I going to a place where girls go who have no family?"
The matron looked at me blankly.
A friend gifted me a pair of white saddle shoes
I took the ugly black shoes and put them
under my bed.
I was leaving my old life behind
Along with the shoes
My heart was racing in anticipation
I filled two garbage bags with my meager belongings
I had no money
I had no idea of where I was going
I did not care.
Jesus my Savior would look after me
He always had and he always would
I was free
I had been released!
June Smith/ an excerpt from In His Grip
The snare has been broken
And we have escaped