The Particular Powerless One Beckons*

I’m worried about what might happen.
We are worried about what might happen.
Everyone is worried about what might happen.
To be honest, I’m not worried about what one of the nameless does.
To be honest, we are not worried about what one of the nameless does.
To be honest, no one is worried about what one of the nameless does.
It is all a matter of particular power.
I’m worried about what the powerful personages will do.
We are worried about what the powerful personages will do.
Everyone is worried about what the powerful personages will do.
The only saving grace is that the powerful personages are made
up of the same flesh and blood as the nameless are.
“Do not put your trust in a prince for when he dies his plans go down with him.”
It’s what he might do in the meantime that worries me.
It’s what he might do in the meantime that worries us.
It’s what he might do in the meantime that worries everyone.
They have come before, they have done evil and they have gone down to dust.
The creation has survived.
There is one nameless one born at a particular time in a particular
place to whom the powerful personages paid no particular attention.
This particular nameless one became the light of love for eternity.
That One beckons to my, your, our worries in this particular moment.
“Fear not.”

*idea from a quote by Annie Dillard in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
used in a meditation by Richard Rohr

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