What God has begun

Dearly Beloved,

Grace and Peace to you.

         The angel Gabriel was sent
         to a young woman…
—Luke 1.26

         I am confident of this,
         that the one who began a good work among you
         will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.

                        —Philippians 1.6

You don’t know it
but you have that glow
of a young woman
who is pregnant
and has only just now found out
or maybe hasn’t yet
but somehow you know
God is in you, growing,
something started you can’t stop
which will flow out from you,
escape you, transcend you.
All you have to do is say Yes
and let heaven slowly blossom
in you.

The calming of a single heart,

or justice for the oppressed—
the life has already begun.
All of you, look around,
ask each other,
What has God begun in us?
How shall we attend
as God brings it to completion?

   —December 4, 2018

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