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40 Days

1. “Now is the acceptable time.”


Prophet Joel’s alarm is ringing off the hook.

Days of penance begin with the old pain,

Of new students dying

Before a mechanized death machine

In the hands of a distraught child.


God calls this ashy day:

Stop. Just stop.

Become more. Become someone different USA

Than you have let yourself become.


These are conversion days.

Stop. Turn. Begin again.

Brother Sister America:

You’re no good like this.


A native of the North Shore of Boston, I currently live on Long Island, New York. I worked at Boston College as the Acting Director of The Church in the 21st Century Center until August, 2010 and served until November 2016 as Canon for Formation, and Dean of the George Mercer Jr. School of Theology of the Diocese of Long Island. I am now Rector at the Church of Saint Anselm of Canterbury in Shoreham, New York.

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