A Blessing for the Broken

“From all that is broken,                                           photo from Wikipedia

let there be beauty.

From what is torn, jagged,

ripped, frayed,

let there be

not just mendings

but meetings unimagined.

May the God in whom

nothing is wasted

gather up every scrap,

every shred and shard,

and make of them

new paths,


worlds.” –Jan Richards, In the Sanctuary of Women

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