What gifts did I bring to the souls that met with mine?
My daily work constructed in conversations,
Choosing words that can heal or wound,
Knowing that each word chosen –
Is also the the choice of how power is wielded,
Every person that God brings to my day,
Deserves the gift of compassionate kindness given humbly,
Treasuring every word spoken with sacred trust,
Seeking the hope that lives in shared conversations,
This moment seen by Mercy who asks the question,
Was this said for you or for me?
Wondering now what counted for eternity,
And, what is lost to the painful pit of lost opportunity,
Searching for the beautiful surprise that belongs to every soul,
The chance to celebrate life’s gift of each other,
My prayer as this day ends is that:
I will be forgiven for missing the point,
Appreciated for seeking to find healing words,
Celebrated for sharing the gift of belonging,
Loved for the faith that offers hope,
Known by the special name given by to His Beloved.