Sabbath moment

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.

Morning. I walk among careless trees

without demands or opinions. They do not want.

Everything already is. Nothing is required.

Soon enough I will be good, I will be worthy,

but first the root, the sanctuary, where nothing is required of me.

This alone is where I come from, where I return.

Later, at the table, I pause, released.

I am with you, nothing lacking.

Soon enough I will launch out into my day again,

pull taut the lines on my little boat,

calculate the breeze, strain at the waves— but first

I rest in this little harbor of time. Here, in your silence,

where everything is given, nothing is required,

I wait upon you and fulfill all righteousness.

Evening, I lie down. Nothing is required.

Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve __________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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