Wednesday, August 04, 2010

for the time of necessary decision

as we await the Prop 8 decision in San Francisco...


for the time of necessary decision
by john o'donohue

the mind of time is hard to read.
we can never predict what it will bring,
nor even from all that is already gone
can we say what form it finally takes;
for time gathers it moments secretly.
often we only know it's time to change
when a force that's built inside the heart
that leaves us uneasy as we are.

perhaps the work we do has lost its soul
or the love where we once belonged
calls nothing alive in us any more.

we drift through this grey, increasing nowhere
until we stand before a threshold we know
we have to cross to come alive once more.

may we have the courage to take the step
into the unknown that beckons us;
trust that a richer life awaits us there,
that we will lose nothing
but what has already died;
feel the deeper knowing in us sure
of all that is about to born beyond
the pale frames where we stayed confined,
not realising how such vacant endurance
was bleaching our soul's desire.


You can find this blessing in John's book To Bless the Space Between Us*

i've nothing really to add as we watch the clock and wait...
but i pray,

May justice come. If not today, then soon. Many have waited too long already. 
We are on a threshold.... a richer life awaits.
May we have Hope.

* Published under the title, Benedictus in the Ireland and Britain

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