new year’s blessing.
May the love, joy, peace, and hope you’ve experienced during the past year follow you into the new.
May the setbacks you’ve experienced slow you down just long enough to gain perspective, open your heart to new ways of feeling and your hands to new ways of doing, and to see you rise stronger than you fell.
May the insights gained in the last year continue to guide your footsteps.
May the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feel of the world around you give you not only a reverence for the gift we continue to exist in every second, but also a holy discomfort at the mangled bodies of war, greed, hatred, inequality, poverty, famine, and disease that continue to litter the landscape of the earth;
may that discomfort propel you into action to affect change in your community, in your family, and in the world as a whole.
And may the love of God, shown through those around you and through our perfect example Christ, light your path all the days of your life, giving you meaning and purpose and you live into the fullness of each day.
Happy new year, y’all. Hope it’s wonderful. Love and peace.
What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.