Tuesday, May 24, 2016

wisdom in our secret heart

We are pilgrims on a journey.
We are brothers on the road.
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load.
I will hold the Christ-light for you
In the night time of your fear.
I will hold my hand out to you;
Speak the peace you long to hear.
I will weep when you are weeping.
When you laugh, I’ll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
Till we’ve seen this journey through.
from The Servant Song, Richard Gillard

We open up our courageous vulnerability
to hear those confessions released from soulwhispers
to feel the growing heat of pain pulsing under sensitive skin
to sense a postured brokenness
to express love unfolding
to sit in a cloud of quiet companionship
to ask why............
to answer why........
to speak from our hearts and minds
to tap into the wisdom in our secret heart
We are offered a glimpse into the eyes of God.

We recognize we are on this life journey together,
we begin anew.......
New beginnings.....

We Christen one another with the breath of recognition,
with tenderness and a glistening tinge of familiarity
old tears will tumble into the river,
crying fears will be swept away by a beautiful explosion of laughter,
peeling off from pent up energy,
by listening, truly listening.....

We are offered a glimpse into the eyes of God.

Our lives are interwoven by the golden fields of companionship, as old as the ice tipped mountains, as mysterious as the wilderness harkening beyond the starry host, as tidal fresh as an ocean breeze. As pilgrims, we belong to an eternal line of storytellers whose journey extends by  the addition of our own footprints to the sacred walk of existence.  Life's meaning prospers and sustains with the willingness to help one another.  Unconditionally. 

In sickness and in health......pilgrims on a journey.  With one another, under the watchful eyes of God.