The word “rough” is synonymous to words like, harsh, tough, irregular and uneven; and it is used in 26 instances in the Bible. In April 2001, our family of four arrived in Nashville, Tennessee, from war-ravaged Liberia. We participated in a Sabbatical Priest Program at Christ Church Cathedral, and this provided us the much-needed rest, respite and rejuvenation from violence, fear and insecurity. Whenever I reflect on our family’s past, I am reminded that rough times don’t always persist.
– The Rev. James T. Yarsiah is Chaplain at St. Philip’s, Voorhees College
We're sharing a new word each day from December 2-25, 2018, with meditations and images from people around our diocese.