Grace and Peace to you.
Holy One, you who set me free,
I have no love deeper than you,
nor is there one I turn to instead of you.
Knowing that you are mystery,
I hold all my understandings of you lightly,
lest they become more real to me than you.
I love you and will not use you:
I will not attempt to to claim your power
or use my relationship with you to my advantage.
In time’s rhythms, I practice presence in the moment,
trusting in your grace alone,
and resting at times, content in being, not doing.
Shaped by a community of faith,
I honor all those who have gone ahead of me
creating a path of blessing that I may follow.
I extend kindness and compassion to all living beings
and will do nothing to diminish
the life or well-being of another.
Grateful for your covenant of steadfast love,
I will live in faithful relationships with all,
and honor those who trust in me.
Knowing all I have is yours, I give freely;
I will not take or keep unjustly from others,
or satisfy myself at another’s expense.
I will speak the truth in love,
humbly honoring and respecting others,
and speaking of them only as their belovedness warrants.
I release myself from my desires,
from the illusion that I want what others have,
and instead find delight in what is.
Copyright © Steve Garnaas-Holmes