we are estranged but hope for reconciliation, we can begin by reaching out
may want both to offer gifts and protect ourselves from feared harm.
know we must cross over from where we've been to where we need to go, as if
crossing a river.
struggle in the night of our experience with beings both human and divine,
including our image of our adversary, our awareness of God's expectations of
us, and our wayward inner self.
we prevail, our transformation comes not cleanly but rather with an injury that
we bear for all our days.
are blessed, and we can now see our face and that of God in the face of
7. In the kiss that makes right what had been wrong, we understand that we are yoked only to God who comes to us in love and expects us to come forth with love to others in the world.