if this is where you are

a blessing for the end of a space next week

if this is where you are:

in land that is arid
in a world where no life can be found

if you have no hope left to believe,

then let your faith simply be this:

that the failure and grief and fear
that carve your landscape,
are not the only truth there is

and that a story of love
with its promise of life
might, in spite of you,
somehow be real.