Welcome to Daily SPARC – each weekday our chaplains, friends from the Penn Religious Communities Council and other voices from campus will be posting messages of support and encouragement.

Today’s message is a poem and scripture meditation shared by Stanley Williams, Pastor for the UPenn student group God’s Property:

Rhapsody by William Stanley Braithwaite

I am glad daylong for the gift of song,

For the time and change and sorrow,

For the sunset wings and the world-end things

Which hang on the edge of tomorrow.

I am glad for my heart whose gates apart

Are the entrance-place of wonders,

Where dreams come from the rush and din

Like sheep from the rains and thunders.



“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be made glad in it”

Psalms 118:24