An Easter Blessing
written by Emma Donohew for Easter Sunday 2019
This is a blessing for those still finding their way on this Easter Day,
For those who are finding it difficult to see
The Pattern of Love in all Things,
In the midst of this world’s overwhelming sadness.
In the midst of the places that experience violence
In the midst of the people that experience pain both physical and emotional
In the midst of the creatures that experience destruction of their homes and land
This blessing is for those still searching for hope on this Easter Day.
Looking for life amongst death.
Listening for sound amongst silence.
Grasping for sense, amongst nonsense.
This blessing asks you to set aside for a moment
Those things which are no longer bringing you life.
In your stories.
In your home.
In your being.
Set them aside for this day.
This day is for mystery.
This time is for wondering.
This moment is for gratefulness.
This blessing is for those still seeking new life on this Easter Day.
May this blessing remind you that
You are alive. Today. Here. Now. Still.
You have arisen once more to a new day. Still.
Resurrection is not a one time thing.
May the new life that is always arising,
May the old fall away around you.
As it keeps doing.
Making way for revival.
Making way for hope.
Making way for love.
This is a blessing for those still finding their way on this Easter Day.
May it find you too.
A Blessing written for Easter Day, April 21, 2019