A Blessing in Chaos

Someone shared this morning Jan Richardson’s A Blessing in Chaos.  It seemed a good one for this day, as we continue to await the results of Election 2020.

To all that is chaotic

in you,
let there come silence.

Let there be

a calming

of the clamoring,

a stilling

of the voices that 

have laid their claim 

on you,

that have made their

home in you,

that go with you 

even to the 

holy places

but will not 

let you rest,

will not let you

hear your life

with wholeness

or feel the grace

that fashioned you.

Let what distracts you 


Let what divides you 


Let there come an end

to what diminishes

and demeans,

and let depart 

all that keeps you

in its cage.

Let there be 

an opening 

into the quiet 

that lies beneath

the chaos,

where you find

the peace

you did not think


and see what shimmers

within the storm.

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