Crocus Prayer

"Crocus-Minded" by Jo Sorley

Crocus Prayer
May 22, 2023

It takes courage to be crocus-minded, God. I'd rather wait until June like wise roses. When the hazards of winter are safely behind and, as expected, everything's ready for roses. But crocuses? Highly irregular.

Knifing up through hard-frozen ground and snow sticking their necks out because they believe in Spring and have something personal and emphatic to say about it.

God, I am by nature rose-minded. Even when I have studied the situation here and Know that there are wrongs that need righting Affirmations that need starting and knowing also that my speaking out may offend - - For it rocks the boat -- Well, I'd rather wait until June. Maybe later things will work themselves out and we won't have to make an issue of it.

God, forgive

Wrongs don't work themselves out; injustices And inequities and hurts don't just dissolve. Somebody has to stick his or her neck out --somebody who cares enough to think through and work through hard ground, because he or she believes and has something personal And emphatic to say about it.

Me, God? Crocus-Minded??

Could it be that there are things that need to be said.

And you want me to say them? I pray for courage.