For Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Truth-Teller and Bringer of Light
Spirit of Life, Source of all Love:
In this place the sun has come out
after months of rain
and the trees are showing off their finest jewels:
droplets sparkling in rainbow colors.
Steam rises from the ground
and from the trunks of the giant cedars
and the forest looks like Life begun anew
Creation just set in motion.
There is nothing in this world
like the feeling of sunlight on our faces
just when we thought it would never come
and darkness and gloom
would prevail forever.
Yet the sunlight does always return.
There are parts of our lives
in which we have little power
and this is good
for it keeps us humble.
We cannot make the sun come and go
on our preferred schedule.
But there are other parts
where we do have power
and if we want the sun to come out
we have to work for it.
Help us know the difference
and do the work.
Help us shine the bright light of truth
through the obscuring clouds of lies
so we can bask in its warmth.
Help us set Creation in motion anew.
Blessed be. Amen.