Like a Root Out of Dry Ground offers daily readings, prayers and meditations for Holy Week, with an additional resource section of poems, prayers and reflections.
Contributors include Emma Major, Jimi and Julaine Calhoun, Martin Wroe, Kathy Galloway, Katharine M. Preston, Urzula Glienecke, Jan Sutch Pickard, Stef Benstead and Church Action on Poverty, Alex and Jo Clare-Young, Janet Killeen, Janet Lees, John McCall, Peter Millar, and other members, associates and friends of the Iona Community.
Someone once said that what they appreciate about books like this is all the different voices. Reading collections like this, they said, helped them to feel part of ‘a little community of hope’.
May this book accompany you on your journey through Holy Week and beyond.
May it help you to feel part of a community of hope.
‘And now I would like to invite you to imagine hard ground – a pavement or concrete. Or dry desert floor, cracked and hard. Imagine it in as much detail as you can: how it looks, the colours, how it would feel beneath your feet or if you touched it with your palm. Maybe imagine how it would smell. Then imagine a plant breaking through the hard ground …’