Divine Mirror-

Oh, how I see the world the way I want to see it! Yet I see the world through the lens of a pandemic-exhausted, physically tired person! The lens I look through has a tint of blue, and the distortion is growing by the day.

I’m tired, God. I’m tired of seeing the world through my lens. Remove my blue-tinted, fingerprint-laden lens, and create a clear picture in my mind.

May the mirror I look into each day reflect the beautiful and broken realities of me. May I embrace that image and continue to grow, and continue to celebrate the person I’ve transform into.


The Rev. Michelle L. Torigian is the Senior Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, Illinois. Her essay “Always a Pastor, Never the Bride” was in the RevGalBlogPals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She also has chapters in the books Sacred Habits: The Rise of the Creative Clergy and A Child Laughs: Prayers for Justice and Hope. Torigian blogs at http://www.michelletorigian.com.

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