I dare to think that God plays
Through my fingers.
And then God’s grin spreads across my face.
There is a joy in making something.
In watching something come together,
Even with a flaw or two
There can be a beauty that sneaks into the process.
There is a beauty in the motion, in the doing;
A beauty in entering the flow of an eternally creative God
And finding yourself part of creation –
Both noun and verb.
Nouns are easier to see …
But verbs! Ahhh.
That is where the action is.
[my thanks to Richard Rohr for encouraging me to see the Trinity as loving action.]
Just as the pool cannot reflect the full sky, just as the rocks that sit at the bottom of the pool may distort the image, my words are shaped by who I am, but they are also yours. You seem to actually enjoy the fact that we do this together. You seem to delight in sharing the act of creation. Part of your creative gift is the gift of creativity, itself – you placed the seed within itself.
I delight in it, as well. I love to play with you and with my friends, to feel your compassion rise in my heart and see the words form in my soul. I love to watch you enter the space between us, among us, when we are all in conversation.
The creation that happens in the whispered space where souls connect – is beautiful; is full of grace; is full of you. It fills us all and more; shaping our souls to the contours of your very self.
Ah, this is your kiss upon this day.
This is your symphony within my heart.
This is your confident hope for the world to come.
This is your kingdom.
Come. On earth.
As it is in heaven. As it is heaven.