Benediction

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This is not a gray world.
May your days be alive with the electrifying colors of God’s presence and wonder.
May you look up and around you even in the midst of your burdens.
May you look for God’s love in the faces around you, in the falling of rain, in the sound of footsteps in snow.
May you take in the colors of the life God gives you until your eyes and spirit ache with them.
May you be as a bride seeing in every hour the face of her Beloved.
May your wonder make the colors visible to those who walk with their heads down.
May your surprised joy and your devotion make the voice of God audible to those who walk with their pain loud in their ears.

– from Lives of Unstoppable Hope

Something I wrote when the night was very, very dark.

Stant Litore

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