Blessed are the homeless
for they shall find belonging in God.
Blessed are they who have lost much
for they shall be given joy.
Blessed are those who have been silenced
for God sings in harmony with them.
Blessed are they who have been shamed
for their glory shines like the noonday sun.
Blessed are they who stand firm
for God will be their firmness.
Blessed are the truthful,
for they are light in the darkness.
Blessed are they who wonder
for they shall be called wonderful.
Blessed are they who are afraid
and yet choose love
for theirs is the dominion of God.
Blessed are you when the path is frightful
and you know all manner of fear
and you choose love anyway.
Blessed are you, and blessed is your place
in the heart of all things.
—October 30, 2017