Sabbath moment

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.

Morning.
I walk among careless trees

without demands or opinions.
They do not want.

Everything already is.
Nothing is required.

Soon enough I will be good,
I will be worthy,

but first the root, the sanctuary,
where nothing is required of me.

This alone is where I come from,
where I return.

Later, at the table, I pause,
released.

I am with you,
nothing lacking.

Soon enough I will launch
out into my day again,

pull taut the lines
on my little boat,

calculate the breeze,
strain at the waves— but first

I rest in this little harbor of time.
Here, in your silence,

where everything is given,
nothing is required,

I wait upon you
and fulfill all righteousness.

Evening, I lie down.
Nothing is required.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve
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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

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