Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.

         “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.”
                  —Matthew 4.19

We already know how to weave a net,
strands whose meaning is in each other.
We know how to fling away what is in our hands,
let it fall and disappear,
how to trust the unseen,
reach into depths,
receive from below.

We’ve seen what it is to be raised up,
hauled into a higher world beyond our life,
gasping round-eyed in the light.

We’ve already answered,
already gone.

Still, unseen shoals of fish move through the deep.
A silvery listening happens beneath us,
flashes breifly, recedes.
There is always the voice calling us on,
and the One within, calling,
the One who throws himself into the deep,
calling us to sail on an even more invisible wind,
to let go and to go,
to be led,
to be lured:
not farther, but closer, deeper,
to let ourselves be woven and flung.
Even in this day’s dreary average
there is always the voice
calling us
to follow.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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