People poured out blessings upon us both.
Heartwarming and humbling,
their words filled my ears.
I heard it all, and it settled in the warm spot between my heart and my stomach.
(I am certain that is where my soul resides.)

Words – my love language – find me again today and rain down in my mind.
The moment rises once again, catches in my throat on the way up.
And warmth floods my whole being.

I am chosen.
Say it slowly.
(And so are you.)

To be whole.
And honest.
And good.

To be loving.
And kind.
And faithful.

To be who you be.
To love who you be.
To share who you be.

I am ordained.
But I am no wiser.
No holier.
No prettier.
No fancier.
No more perfect and polished.

If anything, I am more broken.
My heart, my soul filled with love and cracked wide open.
And I’m not quite ready to put it all back together.
(Maybe I never will be.)


Just Write

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10 Responses to Ordained.
  1. alita
    September 20, 2011 | 10:27 am

    First, congratulations on being ordained.

    Second, we are all chosen. I couldn’t agree more that we will always be wrapped in His arms, healing from our abundant sins through love and charity.

    Good for you!

  2. Corinne
    September 20, 2011 | 11:39 am

    My heart fluttered while reading this… oh so beautiful.
    I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready to put it back together either… 🙂

  3. Elaine
    September 20, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    You’ve opened that heart to a whole new world of possibilities though. How amazing. Congratulations!! 🙂

  4. domestic extraordinaire
    September 20, 2011 | 4:08 pm

    I am so thankful that God gave me such a friend as you.

  5. Heather of the EO
    September 20, 2011 | 6:40 pm

    This is beautiful. I LOVE your certainty of where your soul resides.

    Thank you!

  6. molly
    September 20, 2011 | 10:04 pm

    That’s great! Congrats!

    I am currently working religion back into my life. But I don’t even like to call it religion. I would just say that I feel called right now. Called in a way I’ve never known. So I’m following the voice not knowing where it will lead.

  7. Galit Breen
    September 20, 2011 | 11:19 pm

    This is so lovely and transparent. I love how much you shared with so few words!

  8. Paula
    September 21, 2011 | 11:07 am

    I totally agree with Galit…you have a gift of sharing thoughts with few words, but very beautiful words. I have no doubt that you are ordained, appointed and called, because honestly Bridget, I think your words are gifts from God. Gifts that have to be shared. And you share them so wonderfully.

  9. Jessica@Team Rasler
    September 22, 2011 | 2:58 am

    Incredible. I, too, love that you know where to find your soul and that love has cracked you wide open. Wonderful post!

  10. punkinmama
    September 26, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Congrats, once again, on being ordained. I loved reading this post. You have such a way with words.