Let down your nets

           “Put out into the deep water
         and let down your nets for a catch.”
                           —Luke 5.4

What might it mean for you
to let down your net in these deep waters?

To listen deeply to someone,
for what they are saying or not saying,
beneath the surface…

To seek even in your most disappointing failure
the blessing that lurks beneath…

To seek, in someone hard to love,
the divine child, wounded, hidden…

To let the net of your heart
down into the vast depths of humanity
and take it all in, with tender compassion….

To love this world
and let your heart down into its darkness,
trusting the grace of the Beloved schools there…

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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