Oct 23, 2014

Blessing the Talents: Matthew 25:14-20

Here’s a blessing inspired by Matthew 25: 14-20 from Jan Richardson’s The Painted Prayerbook.

Blessing
(inspired by Matthew 25: 14-20)

There are blessings
meant for you
to hold onto

clutched
like a lifeline

carried
like a candle
for a dark way

tucked into a pocket
like a smooth stone
reminding you
that you do not
go alone.

This blessing
is not those.

This blessing
will find its form
only as you
give it away

only as you
release it
into the keeping
of another

only as you
let it
leave you

bearing the shape
the imprint
the grace
it will take

only for having
passed through
your two
particular
hands.

~ written by Jan L. Richardson, and posted on The Painted Prayerbook. http://paintedprayerbook.com/