My teacup is empty. There is no nourishment, no flavor, no hydration in my soul. I seek one drop of anything, and I discover I’m arid.
I never realized I would ever be in a spiritually parched state. Your Spirit continued to flow, and now it seems as though I have missed receiving a refill.
How long can I attempt to pour from an empty cup, O God?
May I find the refreshment I need to refill my soul. My I find the rest I need to recharge my mind.
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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