The right thing

As I write this I’m fixing breakfast for my grandkids,
typing and scrambling eggs
and carrying on a silly conversation.

Sometimes they wanted the Rabbi for themselves
but he was giving himself to everybody.
and sometimes they couldn’t find him
because he was out in the desert by himself.
But when they thought they had him he said,
“No, let’s go on to the other villages,”
And sometimes they wanted him to hurry on
but he lingered and listened to a woman’s story,

Sometimes I need to do paperwork
and sometimes it’s an escape.

God, help me today
to be attentive to what’s going on
and where you are in it,
and stick with you.
Help me to be mindful,
and to give myself
to the right thing.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

November 27 2019