Today is a long awaited package that has just arrived.
The return address tells me this gift is from You.
That’s the thing about packages from far away.
When I open it, I find the sender is very near.
Inside this day will be
each person that I meet
every moment that decides what the next will look like.
Inside this day I will learn
when to speak
when to listen
when to linger with my thoughts
when to share my ideas and feelings
This package has challenges and decisions
carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and packing peanuts.
I’ll be cautious with those.
Inside this gift I also hear the whisperings of your Wisdom.
And I find beneath the packing paper ordinary and unnoticed tasks,
that were nearly overlooked.
I’m glad I didn’t miss those! They are the simple joys.
Inside this package I am also unwrapping
It’s very clear to me, gracious God,
That what you have sent is a care package
To restore my Peace and Harmony.
In this day you have given as a gift to me,
My long awaited package,
I find your Goodness.
Adapted from “Morning Prayer” by Pat Bergen, C.S.J. (Xavier University)