Praying in deep snow

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                  This is about prayer. When you've tramped down a path over and over through deep snow you create a little trough of packed snow that you can walk easily on though the powder on either side is deep. It appears to be a trench but really you're walking on the top of a narrow wall. Step off either side and you plunge in up to your hips.

So what is the prayer part: walking on the unseen? Paying close attention, not stepping off, not being fooled by drifted snow, following the narrow way? Yes, perhaps. But prayer is not so hard, is it? I'm thinking of when you miss and step off into the deep, stuck even a little— that's prayer. When you feel the snow pressing against your legs. When you really are where you are. When you touch a boundary. When you're wondering what's next. When you stop. When you laugh at yourself. When you know you are an animal, but not a fox.

Then you step back up onto the path and get on with going places.

                    Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve

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