Friend, the Holy One has raised you
from all that kills you
out of pure love.
Not to satisfy some law or divine obligation,
not due to your deserving—
no, for much better reason.
The Beloved wants you. That’s it.
Wants all the you of you
and so raises you from the not-you.
The Delightful One joys in you,
savors you. Yes, you.
Licks the spoon of you.
God raises you because
no matter what has come of you
God always wants seconds.
(delight being in the heart of the Beholder),
as the warm, moist breath of love
passes over us and condenses in blessing,
and the Light within the light
falls upon us, beautifying everything.
Expect intermittent periods of joy and gratitude.
April 16, 2020