Dear Friends,

We hope that you are safe and well.

 Carrie Newcomer offers her poem "Blessing" for today's Meditation.

 We invite you to join us as we commit ourselves to working tirelessly to end systemic and structural racism in our society, in the church, in healthcare, in the workplace--wherever it shows up so that everyone may come to have more abundant life. May this meditation nourish our contemplative-active hearts and sustain all of us in action.

In the spirit of our philosophy of co-creating community and our awareness that the Spirit speaks through each of us, we invite you to share your meditations with us as well. We truly believe that it is God's economy of abundance: when we share our blessings, our thoughts, our feelings, we are all made richer.

We hope and pray that you find peace, healing, hope and the infusion of joy in your life!

With our love and care,

Ron and Jean

MEDITATION 590: Poem by Carrie Newcomer: "Blessing"


by Carrie Newcomer

May you wake with a sense of play,

An exultation of the possible.

May you rest without guilt,

Satisfied at the end of a day well done.

May all the rough edges be smoothed,

If to smooth is to heal,

And the edges be left rough,

When the unpolished is more true

And infinitely more interesting.

May you wear your years like a well-tailored coat

Or a brave sassy scarf.

May every year yet to come:

Be one more bright button

Sewn on a hat you wear at a tilt.

May the friendships you’ve sown

Grown tall as summer corn.

And the things you’ve left behind,

Rest quietly in the unchangeable past.

May you embrace this day,

Not just as any old day,

But as this day.

Your day.

Held in trust

By you,

In a singular place,

Called now.