and you whose spirit is sad and unsure

It seems the right moment for a touch of Carter Heyward:

And you whose spirit is sad and unsure, try to remember
the very best parts of your life, the loveliest
feelings in your body self,
occasions of bold delight and quiet confidence,
moments of unambivalent commitment and unrestrained joy.

Try to remember when you have believed passionately in
something or someone human or divine.

Try to imagine that someone now believes in you
because she trusts your loveliest feelings
… commitments… confidence… joy.

She goes with us as we are called forth to go, with one
another, evoked by historical memory
and voices audible only to ears that can hear the
power of God in history.

Her name is love.


  1. Cynthia

    Thanks for posting Carter’s words. I love them and appreciated finding and reading them today. Bless you.

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