Now is the time

Now is the time to know
that all you do is sacred.
Now, why not consider
a lasting truce with yourself and God.
Now is the time to understand
that all your ideas of right and wrong
were just a child’s training wheels to be laid aside
when you can finally live
with veracity
and love.
My dear, please tell me,
why do you still
throw sticks at your heart
and God?
What is it in that sweet voice inside
that incites you to fear?
Now is the time for the world to know
that every thought and action is sacred.
This is the time
for you to deeply compute the impossibility
that there is anything
but Grace.
Now is the season to know
that everything you doGloucester reeds
is sacred.
                            – Hafiz

I’m back from eight days away on silent retreat at Eastern Point Retreat House. I am grateful to you for your prayers and excited to hear and read what everyone has been up to in my absence. I’ll be back on schedule with my “Scripture Saturday” post tomorrow, on the lectionary readings for this weekend, and plan to have more reflections from the retreat up next week. Love to you all –

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2 Responses to Now is the time

  1. mcewen1992 says:

    Hafiz and silent retreats: the perfect combination.

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