Grace and Peace to you.
They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising.
Head lights, foot lights, spotlights, street lights,
little LED indicators that are always on,
blinking your busyness, connectedness, being on,
a million things to do and ways to go ——
Close your eyes.
Within shines a star,
a small one, gentle,
that you can see only in darkness,
in solitude, in mystery,
sometimes in unknowing,
confusion and even pain.
Beyond within you shines your star,
your pioneer, always going ahead,
always guiding you,
but reaching out its hand.
It knows where the Holy Child is.
It is set there by God,
a Word, a promise, a hint, a Presence.
What would you have to lose to follow?
What would you have to be willing to find?
When will you set out?
Copyright © Steve Garnaas-Holmes