On the edge of wakefulness the dream of waiting begins to disperse. Expectant longing and the tendrils of hopefulness stretch into the yawning crack of a new day. They cling like dew to the mantle of our desire: be anchored in love, reach forth in service, speak gently to pain, honor silence in the presence of another’s story. And keep on against all odds: against misogyny, racism, cruelty, violence, impatience, apathy… keep on. The Spirit’s breath will sustain, and light of redemption will lead, and the heartbeat of the world will call us forth as the communion of saints that we are. We’ve got this.
Anne Fraley is rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in South Windsor, CT. A life-long dog-lover, she escapes the demands of parish life volunteering for animal rescue groups. She occasionally succeeds at reviving her blog at reverent irreverence.
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