Continuing the “Love” theme of last week, I am re-sharing a prayer I wrote a couple years ago. However your heart feels and whatever your heart is holding, there is sacred space for that.
God always makes room for “all the things.” It’s a priceless gift to me when I often tell my own self “no room” to feel this way, think about that, hope for this, seethe about that. But as Father Richard Rohr says, “everything belongs.”
Your heart, and what it holds, belong right here. Right in God’s hands. In God’s heart.
As we think about Valentine’s day, we bring you our hearts…
patient or “I’m so done and over with this” hearts,
full or aching-with-hollowness hearts,
hearts that sing and
hearts now long silent,
We wear our hearts as the badges of honor they are – any heart that keeps beating love in a broken world is a testimony to grace, to resurrection, to you….Somehow, God, you find a way to curl yourself into the most closed hearts…to make your way through the heart’s minefield, knowing where to step, where to heal.
We know, God, that broken, beautiful hearts are powerful – the world was changed, is changed, because of your broken, beautiful heart. And there’s beauty to be found in the pieces…
Thank you, God, for holding us in your heart. It’s where we’re safe, secure, at peace.
In Jesus, Love made flesh….