Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here. –
So much of this world is in turmoil. Both far away and very near. Take care not to let it consume you. Along with turmoil there can be a far-reaching sense of scarcity. There are those who have more than they could ever need and others who have nothing. The images before us are scary and often heart-breaking.
We have little ‘control’ over the BIG picture. But in the streets where we live, there we can make a difference. There we can help transform the fear of scarcity into the peace of abundance. As we live in faith – knowing that ‘what we need is here’, may seeds of hope be planted.