Listen for the One amid the others,
the one who makes your life run deep.
If you don’t turn from this clanging world to listen
you won’t hear that voice.
Listen for the voice that calls you Beloved,
the voice that calls you to love.
Listen for the voice that speaks of Creation’s wholeness,
that beckons you to completion.
A voice that leads you toward others,
not away from them,
toward healing and reconciliation,
not your own rising above others.
You will hear it in stillness, not in frenzy,
in silence, not in noise.
You will hear it from those who are belittled,
not those who are honored by this besotted world.
The Beloved will not speak of success,
but death and resurrection.
Listen for one who speaks with hope and delight,
listen to them. Listen to them.
August 31, 2020