The Patterns and Particularities of Polar Bears (Lynn Casteel Harper)
“Faithful waiting means paying attention, listening with compassion, acting with intention, and trusting that it doesn’t all rely on you or me.”
What can you learn from polar bears?
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplications!
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you,
so that you may be revered.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than those who watch for the morning,
more than those who watch for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is great power to redeem.
It is he who will redeem Israel
from all its iniquities.
This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms, Leaf Shower, and Arctic by Podington Bear.
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Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper is the Minister of Older Adults at The Riverside Church and the author of On Vanishing.
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