March 9, 2023

Mar 9, 2023

Image: Melanie Kyer

Lean in

Like a dog lies down against your leg

With a comfortable thump
In trust and belonging: 
Lean in.

Like a baby falls asleep,
Heavy on your shoulder,
In surrender and security:
Lean in.

Like a caregiver bends close,
To catch barely whispered words
In presence and love:
Lean in.

Lent isn’t always “giving up,”
To suffer through a storm of penitence.
It is about the healing closeness of God,
As simple as finding the space to
Lean in.

– Melanie Kyer
February 27, 2023