To Witness and Hold
Deeper rather than wider
Beneath the surface
Above the trees
From doing to being
From busy to awareness
Witness your life and others too
Be present in today alone
Allow gratitude and joy to enter, permeate, transform
Compassion, kindness, generosity, laughter, play, pause, gaze
Behold, beheld, be love.
“Blessed are the noticers, the ones who see the story in its fullest.
Blessed are the attenders, the witness bearers, the story holders, the ones who tiptoed to the edge right alongside us, knowing that the very act will break their heart in pieces too, choosing you anyway.
Blessed are those who are amazed by a life lived in its fragility, in its brevity and its beauty.
Blessed are the ones who stand close enough to say, Behold, behold, this is their love.
Behold, this is their silly hobby they probably should have given up on years ago.
Behold, these are the people they loved who know way too much at this point.
Behold are their quirky habits and favorite songs to belt in the car, and this is the marvel I get to know.
Behold, this is not a problem to be solved this is a person to be loved.
And how lucky are we, these people, these loves these precious, precious days.
Thanks be to God.” – Kate Bowler