Light in things

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.


Walking in the dark
you bump into something,
can’t say what.
But there’s light in it.

A gash opens on your leg,
blood trickling out, gently.
There’s light in it.

You cry out, your voice
trickling out into the darkness.
There’s light in it.

There is no answer,
only the soft thickness of the darkness
like an animal’s mane
and the light in it.

Your cry has a lump in it,
a lump of deeper hurt, very old,
not in your leg.
Yes, there’s light in it.

You go on in the dark,
wondering about all this,
and the wonder is like
a piece of candy in your mouth.
You don’t want to swallow it,
you just want to savor it.
And the light.



Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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