I am doing the hard work of resting
Trying to let my body heal
But I have some words
About resting without the surgery I need
Trying so hard
Not to do
Just to be
God why is it hard
Just to be
And know that
I am God
Easy for You to Say God
To Mountains and Hills
To Lakes and Boats
Even Jesus took naps
And meals with Friends
Even Jesus said: Enough Today is a holiday
and turned everything off
How are you?
everyone is asking
Tired, I answer
What a wealth of meaning
a word can have
And try not to do things
God, you know its been ten months
Of just living, so when the doctor said how are you doing things?
I said, I just am.
I cannot tell if I am sick
Or I am weary
Come to me
All who are heavy
But here I am, trying to be
Be still, you whisper, take the time.
So I’m trying, not to try
Why is it so hard?
“Its ok” the Holy Spirit whispers
As I lay down again
I’ll rest in the difficult and restlessness
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Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ.
She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible.
"Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal.
Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one. Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.
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2 thoughts on “Be”
Holding you in love and in prayer, Katy.
Praying and praying for you to be well enough for surgery.