For all the promises
we make here
We never promise
That your heart will not break
That your heart could be brave, bold, bursting open
And be saved from that ache
That sweeps over all of life

We can only hope to bolster that bravery
Quiet the ache
Be a community that might listen
Your story into being
and becoming
whispering
along the way
it’s not the end, even now
The day breaks
for us all

And so let us gather, friends
Once again
With our restlessness, our release, our risk
Grieving the pain, praising the good, and
giving thanks
that we dare still to wade into the waters
of love, and longing,
That we keep moving,
keep laughing,
Sighing, and singing
and holding the silence
for this time

Come, let us worship, together.

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