Praise to you, the web that connects us to each other
The Hindu god Indra is said to have created reality as a great net, with jewels at each intersection of the threads. Every jewel is reflected in every other, and they are all connected by the infinite, intricate web. The jewels are sacred and so is the net that connects them. And so I pray:
Dear God, you are the between-spaces of our lives. Where one hand reaches to touch another, you are there. Where eyes meet across the crowd and confusion and find understanding, you are there. Where the spark leaps from one mind to ignite another, that is you. Wherever we connect, you are the connection.
Each of us is a jewel in Indra’s net, shining like dew in a spider’s web. Praise to you, the web that connects us one to another!
When we are in the in-between, on our way from the intolerable to the unknown–
When we defy the categories that small minds invent and dare to imagine something beyond–
When we seek others who are on a journey, on a threshold, on the margins, in any of the shimmering intersections of our lives–
When we listen to the possibilities whispered within and step into mystery, with trust, with fear, with trembling–
may we find peace, for we dwell in your sacred place.
(Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern adds: "To all trans and other folk who are hurting and afraid, I wish you peace and happiness. No god worthy of our worship could do anything but love you, and no true church could ever exclude you. I feel very blessed to share this life with you.")