Streams Of Mercy
Streams Of Mercy
a meditative commentary on the Bible
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Streams of Mercy, a book of daily meditations that reveal deeper meanings of scripture for your heart, mind and spirit in todays world. Join the dance of reflections with the two thousand year old texts from the Bible.

"You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life;..."
--John 5:39 (NRSV - used by permission)

Sitting at the desk of my days
Pages pile up
Paper and ink
Yellowed and curling
Dry dusty
Searching texts
While the Word knocks on the door of my room
A friend with a cup of tea.

* * * * * * * * * * * *
“Come now, let us argue it out, says the LORD...”
Isaiah 1:18 (NRSV)

Don’t just cower
in corners.
Stand up.
Come over
for a cup of coffee
and let’s argue
into the night.

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"Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" He said, "The one who showed him mercy."  Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."
--Luke 10:25-37 (NRSV)

Battered and bruised
in the ditches of life
looking up into the faces
of strangers and friends
the alien and the familiar
who will show mercy?

Ann Fontaine lives and works in Wyoming as an Episcopal priest. Before attending Harvard Divinity School and graduating with a Masters of Divinity, she worked in education and training, traveling for the church to lead workshops and serving as member of various boards and committees. January 6, 1996, on the Feast of the Epiphany, she was ordained to the priesthood. Her vocation as a priest is to serve as an interim priest to congregations who are exploring new ways to see themselves as a community and who are developing new models of leadership. As a result, she has traveled widely throughout her home state of Wyoming. The long drives through open country and high mountain passes have given her time for reflection. In 1998 she began writing responses to the readings set out in the Daily Office of the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer. She shared these daily meditations with friends and family who encouraged her to gather them together into this book.


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