Grace and Peace to you.
Since everything will be changed in this way,
what kind of people ought you to be?
You ought to live holy and godly lives,
waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God.
—2 Peter 3. 11-12
If you do not know what it is you are awaiting,
surely it is God.
The clock on the wall is dumb,
and only leads you in circles.
Relinquish all thought of control.
Keep your hands open and empty.
Without your hands on the rose
it will unfold.
Give your waiting spaciousness
so that it may be a blessing.
Sit with Mary:
not in lack, but great with life.
Open yourself to what is still becoming
so that it may.
Let your life create the welcoming space
for what is yet to arrive.
Like a poet waiting for the right word to come,
you will be visited.
Let this moment be enough;
let there always be more to come.
For more than you can imagine,
for longer than you can manage,
deepen your waiting.
Copyright © Steve Garnaas-Holmes