Stepping-stones-river
Blessed One: we are churning within, caught in the tangle of welcome rest and bustling efforts to get things done. We catch glimpses of you, note the tenderness of your care, and lose sight of the comfort that is your being, all with the space of a heartbeat. We celebrate the incarnation and turn our backs on the gift that we have received through his life, too aware of the impending death that echoes around us during a frightful pandemic. In the midst of chaos catch our attention in gentle ways that we might slow our steps, ease our breathing, and drink in the wonder that seeps through the sadness of these days. Even as we stumble along the road that leads to Calvary, we strive to honor you with the time we give, the prayers we offer, and the love we share in ways that grow through the cracks of fear. Bless this time with grace and joy, even as we grieve. Bless this time with tears and sorrow, even as we seek new life. Bless this time. Amen.

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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