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Don't Lose Sight of What Matters

Oct 21, 2020
Don't Lose Sight of What Matters

Amid all the disaster and distress

that wheels around and swirls within us in chaotic times,

there are also always marvels to behold.

Let neither fear nor preoccupation

keep you from being touched

by wonderfully wounded life.

May you find a way in every day,

to share your great-fullness

for all that touches your eyes.

May you refuse to be crushed

but rather, look lovingly upon all with tear-washed eyes,

trained on woundedness, straining for wonder.

As you savor the sweet brevity of your days,

may passion puncture you, letting out joy,

till warmly you are welcomed; a sight for sore eyes.

—from the book Wandering and Welcome: Meditations for Finding Peace by Joseph Grant

Wandering and Welcome by Joseph Grant

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Wed, 10/21/2020 - 11:47 AM
This poem inspires hope in a heavy heart during these times of so much woundedness in all creation from the virus, from fires and floods, from corrupt, self-centered leaders and the "isms" of our times. I pray the Lord revive the spirit of the lowly and revive the heart of the contrite. (Isaiah 57: 15).

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