Bright star, as you enter the afternoon—
know that shadow is neither sin nor scar
but warm darkness beckoning you to ride
among gods—manifestations of your
relationship with God made visible
by Holy Light on cave walls and valley
floors. Bright Star, as you enter afternoon—
Harness the paradox of mindfulness
to be your ride here and now, and enjoy
the views, food, waters and gifts that ripened
in shadow til you were ready for them.
You ride alone, but God holds one hand and
Friends the other, so as you witness truthand testify, you are their minister.
Copyright © 2014 S.L.Chast