A Prayer for the Weird Ones
the ones who don’t fit
the ones who take comfort in being scared
Here’s a prayer for those fascinated by magic
the liminality, those marginal places in-between
Here’s a prayer for the lonely–
those who identify with the goblins, the witches and trolls
the ones who want to be able to go up to strangers and demand hospitality
This is a prayer for all those who can find beauty in what others find ugly
the ones who are fascinated with the inner workings of bodies
or diseases, or want to study psychology
or fear, or loneliness, or liminality
Here’s a prayer for the kind of holiness that comes from being different
The kind of prophecy that comes from telling the truth
the kind of radicalness that comes from opening your doors to the mess on the street
What kind of holiday is All Hallow’s Eve?
Where we say, life is messy and ugly and beautiful and short?
Where we acknowledge all that is scary in the world,
and fill it with the laughter and joy of children?
Here’s a prayer to celebrating that kind of holiday
Here’s a prayer for the children–who always understand it first
Who confront death with a sharp honesty that is refreshing,
And help us to confront our fears with real questions,
and the worrying answers of “I don’t know.”
Here’s a prayer for All Hallow’s Eve, where we celebrate
the complexity of humans, humanity
and human life.
Halloween Blessings to all who need it.
Feel free to use/adapt/share with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta
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