This season is sad and barren and full of unfulfilled longing for so many. Brokenness, dreams deferred, people gone who no longer sit at our festive tables, pain, darkness and loss magnified. Even for some of our children. They feel it all.
For those of you who need some light as the earth descends into darkness, I give you Rumi.
I said: what about my eyes?
God said: Keep them on the road.
I said: what about my passion?
God said: Keep it burning.
I said: what about my heart?
God said: Tell me what you hold inside it?
I said: pain and sorrow?
He said: ..stay with it.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
May it be so for all the walking wounded. There is light, and it is coming. Let us keep vigil together, staying with it, so we might bear the wait.
You are held in love, wounds and all.