in acceptance

In the long shadows of the past,

abides the uncertainty of the future.

As we stand upon the bridge of the present,

unwavering, ever vigilant,

scanning the horizons of past and future,

a new dawn arises.

The rising of the sun within

illumines the shadows of the past

casting out all uncertainty in the future.

Illumined by the eternal

we understand,

we know,

we accept.

In such acceptance

the peace of the eternal

rises up in our hearts,

like a well overflowing,

filling every cell of our being,

every atom of our world.

by Rev. Simeon Nartoomid
March 10, 2002