Success

Dearly Beloved,

Grace and Peace to you
         I will boast of my weaknesses,
         so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
                   —2 Corinthians 12.9

In a world that worships strength and success
abandon them both.
On the days you feel weak and ineffective
remember Jesus was a flop in Nazareth.
But he stayed true.

He failed in court,
was condemned and executed,
with no flaming sword, no light saber,
no gunships.
But he stayed loving.

You are only a vessel of the miracle,
not the producer.
The glory of God, infinite love,
flows through you.
Let it.

Child of God,
that is all that is asked of you.
The rest, infinite,
is up to grace.

__________________
Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

June 28, 2021