Eternally present but born in this particular moment,
Shaped by human love and worldly forms,
Made holy and making holy in your courage, care and beauty,
Shine like the star above you.
More lasting than the heavens yet battered by earth’s limitations,
Pulled and pushed by others hopes and fears,
Taking on our shared poverty, shame and humiliations,
Shine with the light within you.
Crossing old boundaries and creating new ways and perspectives,
Radiant transforming source of light,
Spreading wisdom and compassion and making us whole and free,
Shine out your new life for all.
(inspired by a dear friend's struggles and Christ-like embodiment and love for others)
Jo Inkpin is an Anglican priest serving as Minister of Pitt St Uniting Church in Sydney, a trans woman, theologian & justice activist. These are some of my reflections on life, spirit, and the search for peace, justice & sustainable creation.