Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Katie Snipes Lancaster

Scripture
Lead a life worthy of the calling
to which you have been called,
with all humility and gentleness,
with patience, bearing with one another in love,
making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit
in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:1–3

A Look at Joy
There is always
that edge of doubt.
Trust it.
That’s where
the new things come from. If
you can’t live with it,
get out because,
when it’s gone
you’re on automatic,
repeating something
you’ve learned.
Let your prayer be:
save me from that tempting
certainty that
leads me back
from the edge,
that dark edge where
the first light breaks.

(“The Edge of Doubt” by Albert Huffstickler. Text as published in Journal for Anthroposophy, Fall, 1994).

Prayer
There is a way within,
A way to patience,
A way back from the edge,
To that place where first light breaks.
Bear us there in love.
Amen.