Recommended Reading: A Blessing with Roots

Jan Richardson wrote the blessing that Pastor Jenny Smith Walz spoke, as a benediction, on Sunday July 12

Here is its source.

Here is how the blessing begins:

Tug at this blessing
and you will find
it is a thing
with roots.

This is a blessing
that has gone deep
into good soil,
into the sacred dark,
into the luminous hidden.

It has been months
since the ground
gathered the seed
of this blessing
into itself,
years since the earth
enfolded it.

that’s how long
a blessing takes.