You do not call us to a life of self-indulgent ease.
You send us out amid challenges, difficulties,
opposition, animosity or even enmity,
to travel as flickers of light in a dark world.
But the light we carry is unquenchable
even in the most dire, most hopeless situations.
It may burn low, this light of life, but nothing,
in this life, or the life to come
can conquer the light of your eternal love,
which will see us through to the end.
Included by permission of the author, the Rev. Ros Murphy