Posted in Proverbs, Spiritual/Religious

It’s Easter Sunday

God is here! As we your people
Meet to offer praise and prayer,
May we find in fuller measure
What it is in Christ we share.
Here, as in the world around us,
All our varied skills and arts
Wait the coming of the Spirit
Into open minds and hearts.

Here are symbols to remind us
Of our lifelong need of grace:
Here are table, font, and pulpit;
Here the cross has central place.
Here in honesty of preaching,
Here in silence, as in speech,
Here, in newness and renewal,
God the Spirit comes to each.

Here our children find a welcome
In the Shepherd’s flock and fold;
Here as bread and wine are taken,
Christ sustains us as of old.
Here the servants of the Servant
Seek in worship to explore
What it means in daily living
To believe and to adore.

Lord of all, of church and kingdom,
In an age of change and doubt
Keep us faithful to the gospel;
Help us work you purpose out.
Here, in this day’s dedication,
All we have to give, receive:
We, who cannot live without you,
We adore you, we believe!
– Fred Pratt Green 1979, rev. 1988

Posted in Blog, Hawaii, Proverbs, Spiritual/Religious

Aloha

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From Lynn Martin

Aloha, though overused in the commercial sense, still has a powerful concept meaning

Love, affection, mercy, sympathy, kindness, sweetheart, a greeting, and

Ho’olokanhi, which means harmony or unity.

 

CITE: The Book of Aloha: A collection of Hawaiian Proverbs and Inspirational Wisdom by Mutual Publishing, Inc.

 

Posted in Blog, Hawaii, Proverbs, Spiritual/Religious

Aloha

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From Mary Dillingham Frear

Aloha

Needs must there be in every tongue,

Or roughly spoke, or sweetly sung,

A word of common greeting

That beareth oft repeating.

Aloha

Tis a loving cup

With what that wilt; thou fill’st it up

A common dole to many lips

Or chalice rare; one drips or sips,

With love at thirst or sated,

Sometimes with breath abated.

 

CITE: The Book of Aloha: A collection of Hawaiian Proverbs and Inspirational Wisdom by Mutual Publishing, Inc.

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Aloha

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From E S C Handy and Mary Kawena Pukui

Another expression of love for the departed, which persists today,

is the singing of songs that the person loved including the mele that was composed in honor of the person’s birth.

It is a token of true aloha.

 

CITE: The Book of Aloha: A collection of Hawaiian Proverbs and Inspirational Wisdom by Mutual Publishing, Inc.