I don’t feel much like singing today. And in fact, I considered skipping today – hoping you all would understand that for those of us who regularly answer the call of love and justice, the American presidential election results have at least temporarily silenced the music.
But here I am, and this spiritual practice today brought me a prayer:
God who fills the universe from the atom to the stars,
make firm my changeful heart so I may do my part and bring joy to all the earth.
God who webs the universe with amazing mysteries,
make glad my fragile soul so I can see life whole and bring hope to all on earth.
God who keeps the universe by the truths of living love,
make strong that love in me so I can set it free and bring peace to all on earth.
I am grateful for the tune’s minor key and gentle phrases. I am grateful for the spaces in the lyrics for fear, anger, sadness, and vulnerability.
Today, that is enough.
May each of you find gentleness and space for all your emotions. Take care of yourself, beloveds.