God has a use for you.
I am the vessel.
The draught is God’s.
And God is the thirsty one.
Not I. But God in me.
Do not seek death.
Death will find you.
But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.
The road, You shall follow it.
The cup, You shall empty it.
The pain, You shall conceal it.
The truth, You shall be told it.
The end, You shall endure it.
~Dag Hammarskjöld in writings from his 1953 journal
after the wind storm of yesterday,
when rain fell in unrelenting
torrents from heaven,
we are caught in a rising current so swift
we must cling fast
or be swept away.
beyond capacity to absorb any more,
we are ready, Lord,
to empty ourselves into
so we are useful for your purposes.