July 16th, 2023

Holy God, where can we go from your spirit?

Where can we flee from your presence?

If we ascend to success, happiness, esteem, confidence, pleasure,

you are there.

If we descend to failure, depression, humiliation, fear, pain,

you are there.

Even when we try to get away from you,

when we desperately want to hide ourselves from you,

you do not stop loving us.

You do not stop leading us into fullness of life.

Your creative energy is part of our deepest selves—

selves that you have loved, and do love, and will love until the end.

Thank you, God, for being around us and within us,

with us and for us, now and always.