Like the Hebrews in Babylon,
I bless you to:
And do not decrease.” (Jer. 29:6)
When you feel like an alien,
And your soul is tempted
To postpone living
Until things are “back to normal,”
I bless you to be spiritually fruitful—
To make a difference,
To refuse to be like the culture
While refusing to put off life.
In you, child of God,
Is incorruptible seed—
Sow it in whatever ground
You find under your feet.