Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.


Under the gold and gray
of the sky falling down,
this surrendering season,
afternoon becomes
so quickly evening,
then darkness.

why are we afraid of you,
afraid of so much of you?
Is it because only in this dark
do we open our eyes?

We and the darkness
enter into one another.
There is no flash of dark,
no sudden hiddenness,
but the suffusing mystery.

In the dark we slow down,
feel our way,
know the smallness of our knowing.
What a gift, to be given time
for our eyes to adjust.

Why does the dark come so close,
so enfolding?
Perhaps to be near those
who will listen to it.

As open as the night sky,
we hear
what the angelic darkness in us
is saying.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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