Presence of Possibilities,
let the hinges of our hearts swing open
to things we can’t explain –
the unexpected remission of a stubborn cancer
birth of a child when conception is deemed “impossible,”
release from a longstanding addiction,
a moment of reunion with a loved one long deceased.
Let’s not demand or expect mystical graces,
or cling to the hope of them,
or be disappointed if they don’t happen.
Let’s acknowledge there are mysteries
beyond our knowing, unaccountable
magic in the neurons and cells.
Help us experience daily
the astonishing in the apparently ordinary –
laugh of a crow pirouetting in space
a peach gladiola blooming beyond its term,
a slug who travels six inches in two hours
to its longed for haven in the grass
until the kingdom of heaven is spread out before us,
and the glory flames forth in our unrepeatable uniqueness.
Arousing the Spirit – Provocative Writings by Susan McCaslin. © Copyright 2011, Susan McCaslin, CopperHouse, an imprint of Wood Lake Publishing Inc. Used by permission
With Blessing and prayer for a joyous celebration of resurrection in your life!
Rev. Wendy Miller Olapade