As jobs slide off the to-do list
and are anxiously remembered:
As balls are dropped
and others are lost in the stretch to pick them up:
As holiday cards sit, stampless
on the dining room table:
With this breath,
in this moment:
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
(that sufficient and sustaining grace)
be with us all, evermore.
Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. She works as a counsellor and spiritual director in private practice, and is a PhD student at the University of Auckland in the counselling department. She declines to comment about the current state of her dining room table!
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