Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. Packing for the journey, leaving much behind, what shall I take with me?
I take mindfulness, so that wherever I am I may actually be there.
I take gratitude, by which everything, everything is a gift.
I take trust. How much I can sow, knowing the seeds will sprout!
I take freedom, not from accountability, but to live by my choices.
I take love, my connection with all, my only true power.
I take wonder. There is always more. It is all mystery, all grace.
I take courage for all of life's yieldings and steadfastness.
I take gentleness and kindness, a way of being a blessing that cannot be taken away.
I take an open heart, open hands, open eyes. All else I leave on the curb.
Find me on the road, and find The One —I do not go on my own—
by whom I myself am taken.
Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
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