A Passion for Possibility
“So today my prayer is that you will be blessed with a passion for possibility and see beyond what is to what could be.”
As has been said many times in these last eight months “these are different times!” We have struggled through this pandemic, none of us has been untouched, and we are not finished with it yet. Yesterday, here in Nova Scotia, we heard those dreadful words “community spread” and were reminded that another shut down might very well be on the horizon.
When I came into the office this morning I was feeling tired and down, no spark of creativity left within me and I wondered what I could possibly write in my Wednesday wonderings that might be remotely life giving. Then, as is often the case, spirit intervened and I was called to give myself a shake. I opened one of my devotion books and these words jumped off the page
“ If I could wish for something, I would wish for neither wealth nor power but for the passion for possibility.
I would wish only for an eye which, eternally young, eternally burns with the longing to see possibility.” (Kierkegaard)
As I sat with these words I was called back to myself and to my belief in resurrection that provides glimpse of what is yet to come. So this day I remind myself that despite the uncertainty, despite the losses and grief, despite the differentness of these days, there is always possibility. Moments of new learning and growing, new insights into community resilience, and so much more.
Perhaps this time holds within it the possibility for each of us to discover something about ourselves, the possibility of reconnection with the source of our being.
Perhaps it calls us to stretch and find new, innovative ways, to be community.
So today my prayer is that you will be blessed with a passion for possibility and see beyond what is to what could be.
© 2020 Rev. Valerie Peyton Kingsbury. All rights reserved.