“How are you?” is a good question
to connect with someone’s inner experience.
Make sure you ask it of yourself.
Take it seriously, and also leave it behind.
You live in a world that is bigger than you,
greater than how you’re doing.
Once you’ve asked it,
ask what God is doing.
It will take more thought,
more wonder, more trust.
It might take a whole day watching
to begin to see.
Even amid gloom and disaster,
in the face of injustice and suffering,
God is doing something.
What? Wonder. Look. Be curious.
Spend your day like this
and how you’re doing will change.
August 5, 2020