Come, come all you who are weary and frightened,
come into the darkness
all who seek wholeness.
in this dark time
We feel the chill and danger–the bleakness of our world
as illusions crumble.
The dance of life seems to have led us 10 steps backward
the way forward obscured
the possibility of dancing at all called into question.
Come, come willingly into the darkness,
not the darkness of despair,
the darkness of the seeds waiting underground
the darkness of the earth’s womb.
Come, wait awhile, come rest awhile
allow yourself to be bewildered
Enter the darkness expectantly
hoping to be shown a way where there is no way
something new, not yet born
allow yourself to receive the blessings of darkness
rest, comfort, solace
be prepared for the unexpected, unanticipated, unknowable…
Come, into the darkness
so we may bless one another
calling each other to ripeness
May our rage and grief
bodies bent over
be transformed into
readiness to receive
as Mary did
the favored status of fire in our belly
Blessed be the warriors of love!
What comes next is beyond imagining
prolonged arduous, communal labor
birthing a more perfect union
a better failure
a confereation of peoples
a comonwealth of neighborhoods
a more perfect revelation of the Kin-dom.
Come, dear ones,
Enter expectantly into the darkness.