Still

Apr 20, 2019  |  Sunday Letter

From Jan Richardson’s writings and artwork

“For you, for this Good Friday—this day that asks us to bear witness to what is breaking. May we not turn away.

STILL
A Blessing for Good Friday

This day
let all stand still
in silence,
in sorrow.

Sun and moon
be still.

Earth
be still.

Still
the waters.

Still
the wind.

Let the ground
gape in stunned
lamentation.

Let it weep
as it receives
what it thinks
it will not
give up.

Let it groan
as it gathers
the One
who was thought
forever stilled.

Time
be still.

Watch
and wait.

Still.”

—Jan Richardson
from Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons

Image: “Still” © janrichardsonimages.com


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