A blessing (Ephesians 1. 15-23)

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
         Ephesians 1.15-23— a paraphrase

the Lord of Love shines out through you
and your love of others radiates
so clearly I can see it from here.
I am grateful for you,
and I hold you in the arms of my prayers.

I pray that God,
whom our Master of Love revealed to us,
the Womb of Beauty,
may give you a spirit of wisdom and clarity of vision.
I pray that you come to know God
more and more deeply.
May the eyes of your heart be bright.
May you find yourself in the place of hope
that God has prepared for you.
May you discover the glorious riches
that God gives all her precious children.
May God’s power amaze you
as it works within you through your trust in God—
it’s the same power with which God
raised Christ from the dead!

Christ’s love reigns with God at the heart of all things.
This love is greater than any human power,
greater than all systems and dominions and empires,
and renders them pointless.
Christ’s love saturates all that is,
and all that is to come.
God has given everything over to love.

The Church is the embodiment of this love,
Christ’s risen body, Christ’s fulfillment,
filling everything
until everything
is love.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Copyright © Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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