We’re asked to stay here, focus here, remain here in this moment, blessed Christ. But it’s too much.
I need to dream of a better world, I need to think of how this will come to pass. I need to remove myself from this moment.
Because here sucks.
The world is falling apart and there is a ban against people and everywhere I turn there is something else to upset me. And I can’t.
So I’ll stay here for a little while and then I’ll daydream of what the next thing can be. I’ll start to feel helpless and then I’ll look around for a new project. I’ll pray but about a distant place where your peace reigns. A future of light.
I’ll pray for someday. I have to pray for a better tomorrow because today is a disaster.
God, help us! Amen.
The Reverend Shannon Meacham is the mother of two exhausting children Maggie and Gus, and she currently serves Ashland Presbyterian Church in the safest part of Baltimore, the suburbs. You can find her musings about any and all subjects on her personal blog pulpitshenanigans.com.
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