Take heart

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.

         Bartimaeus cried out,
                  “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
         Many sternly ordered him to be quiet…
         Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.”
         And they called the blind man, saying to him,
                  “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.”

                           —Mark 10.47-49

They have told you to be quiet
since your crib,
when your needs, your cry for the divine
disturbed them.
You too have learned the command,
to silence your soul, to silence others.
Stand still and listen:
what is the voice within, crying out, silenced?

Rise; take heart.
The Beloved is calling you,
wants to hear your plea,
to honor your word,
to hear what has not been spoken,
wants you to come,
to ask for what must be asked for
and must be given.

Now, you have been called
and you have been heard.
Whom have we silenced?
Whom are you called to call
to reveal
the miracle of God?
Rise, take heart.
The Beloved is calling you.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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