awaken us all
to be aware
shake our comfort zones
let us scream
let us cry
let us shout
let us waste no more of our living
help us choose wisely
help us live passionately
help us love mercy
establishing justice, inhabiting grace
keep us humble
keep us growing
keep us connected
knowing our own valve, as well as every others
Oh God of love
Oh God of life
Oh God of joy
awaken us and bring us peace
Look to the future, because that is where you’ll spend the rest of your life.
— George Burns
There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken,
a shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable.
There is a sorrow beyond all grief, which leads to joy,
and a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength.
There is a hollow space too vast for words, through which we pass with each loss,
out of whose darkness we are sanctioned into being.
There is a cry deeper than all sound whose serrated edges cut the heart as we break open to the place inside which is unbreakable and whole…
while learning to sing.