I share a poem from colleague Steve Garnaas-Holmes. My prayer is:
May we make our heart open that Christ may enter in, renew us, and make us into all God created us to be. Amen.
I am confident of this, that the one who began a god work in you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
– Philippians 1:6
(Yes, that’s a typo. I do that a lot. It’s supposed to be a “good work.” But this time I’ll leave it. That is my prayer.)
You give me no punishment,
no requirement, no burden,
Repentance is not my work but yours:
you are a child growing within me.
I surrender myself to your deep delight.
I make of my rough heart
an open manger.
Come to wholeness in me,
that I may become
what you already cherish.
Come, be born in me.
Come, give birth to me,
Holy Child, my Lord,
my Mother, my life.
– Steve Garnaas-Holmes
In Christ’s Love and Light,