We Hold Each Other’s Lives

I came across this today from MINEmergent, a poem-prayer that affirms the possibility of forgiveness and the resulting restoration of broken relationships. (Why is it that poetry speaks into our lives in a deeper, more meaningful way than prose ever could?)

We hold each other’s lives
in our hands
What fragility and responsibility
Earthen vessels formed
from loving hands
So easily crushed
by clumsy words and actions
and only forgiveness can reassemble the parts
according to the Maker’s instructions.

Lord of all life
grant us forgiveness
for our judgmental thoughts
and wrong attitudes
for the poverty of our actions
and the words
with which we wound.

–Liz Babbs, fromThe Celtic Heart: Reflections for Life’s Journey
(as quoted in MinEmergent: A Daily Communique)

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