The Longing for Something More

The Longing for Something More

Gretchen Haley

Every little thing that
breaks your heart
Is welcome here
We'll make a space for it
Give it its due time
and praise
for the wanting it represents
the longing for something more,
some healing hope that remains
not
yet
We promise no magic
no making it all better
But offer only this circle of trust
This human community
that remembers
Though imperfectly
that sings and prays
though sometimes
awkwardly
This gathering that loves,
though not yet enough
We're still practicing
After all,
still learning,
still in need of help
and partners
Still becoming
able
to receive
all this beauty and
all these gifts
we each bring
Come, let us worship together.

The shadowed silhouettes of two people holding their hands together to form a heart.