O Source of Light and Darkness,

Instill in each of us a deep knowing that we are containers of Light:

our sorrow holds our joy,
our despair holds our hope,

our fears hold our courage,
our anxieties hold our trust,
our indifference holds our love,
and our clutter holds our yearning for the Eternal

In spite of our sometimes disordered lives,

all the brightness within us
is kept safe for us–safe for that moment

when we joyfully claim it as
part of our inheritance.
We are containers of peace and joy,

hope and faith, forgiveness and love.
We are containers of the Divine.

We Are Containers of The Light.

~ Macrina Wiederkehr