The one who had received the five talents
         went off at once and traded with them,
         and made five more talents.
                           —Matthew 25.16

To trade you let go.
         To invest you surrender.

God give me courage to let go
         of myself,

my great investment
         in the world you desire,

my self-spending
         without which there is no return.

Today I give myself to the world,
         banking on your grace,

not kept in fear,
         not buried in inadequacy,

but spent with confidence,
         and patient with the wait,

for the return
         that is not mine but yours:

the world, blessed,
         and myself, with interest.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

November 10, 2020

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