In A Safe Place

In A Safe Place

In A Safe Place 150 150 Jason Ramsey

She always told us to pray in a
safe place: “bury yourselves under
wild thickets; drape in rosaries;
wrap in shawls; nestle with
watchdogs; cradle with kin — far
from harlots on street corners,
blackguards behind shadows,
harbingers in alleyways and
guttersnipes on trains,” — as if
God is a stranger to darkness and
Jesus only bled for heralds and saints.



(A draft of this first appeared on

Jason Ramsey

Jason Ramsey is the founder and executive director of ALTARWORK and Amity Coalition. He's married with five kids - including two sets of twins - and walks the tightrope of family, job, and ministry with both eagerness and unease. He gravitates towards mental health advocacy, social and religious equality, hard-life fiction, classical liturgy, modern worship, the Detroit Tigers, and all things Michigan State University. His writing has been featured at Patheos, Venn Magazine, The Mudroom, and The Bees Are Dead, among others. Connect with him below!

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