We have what we need (a timely repost)

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. –

Wendell Berry

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.

6 thoughts on “We have what we need (a timely repost)”

  1. Carrie,

    Thanks so much for this timely and timeless post. I’m the worship leader at church tomorrow, and with your permission, I’m going to use Berry’s poem and your comments as the opening.




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