The chief priests and the elders asked
           “By what authority are you doing these things,
           and who gave you this authority?”

                         —Matthew 21.23-24

Who gave the wren the authority to sing?
By what authority does the hurt child cry?
What authority is required of you to speak truthfully?
By what authority does a wound heal so magically?

Listen for the Spirit in you, that gives you life,
and that empowers your life-giving.
Listen for the truth that wells up in you,
whether it cries out in pain or in joy.

Though silenced, speak.
Disbelieved, proclaim.
Doubted, be true.
Listen to the Infinite Author who gives you your lines.

Take thou authority to speak and to act accordingly.
Surely you will be questioned by fearful people,
but they have no authority to question the divine.
Listen deeply, and fulfill the sacred office of your life.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
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