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  • St.Stephen's United Church

Hope in the Wilderness

Rend Your Heart - by Jan Richardson

To receive this blessing,
all you have to do
is let your heart break.
Let it crack open.
Let it fall apart
so that you
can see its secret chambers,
the hidden spaces
where you have hesitated to go.
Your entire life is here,
inscribed whole upon your heart's wall:
every path taken or left behind,
every face you turned toward or turned away,
every word spoken in love or in rage,
every line of your life
you would prefer to leave in shadow,
every story that shimmers
with treasures known
and those you have yet to find.
It could take you days
to wander these rooms.
Forty, at least.
And so let this be
a season for wandering
for trusting the breaking
for tracing the tear that will return you
to the One who waits
who watches
who works within the rending
to make your heart whole.


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