What is it?

           When the Israelites saw it,
             they said to one another,
             “What is it?”
                                    —Exodus 16.15

The word “Manna” in Hebrew
sounds like “What is it?”

It’s not a name,
it’s a question.

There is no handle for grace.
No tag, just a tug.

No logic,
just wonder.

You can’t name it,
understand, measure it.

You can only take it in.
Like a kiss.

Grace comes to you.
It leaves a taste in your mouth.

All you can do is receive it,
and wonder.

And live
the question.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

September 17, 2020

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