If you could see the journey whole
you might never undertake it;
might never dare the first step
that propels you from the place
you have known toward the place you know not.
Call it one of the mercies of the road:
that we see it only by stages as it opens before us,
as it comes into our keeping step by
Thanks to United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities for sharing this epiphany message with the seminary community and its friends this morning with the following attribution:
Text from an Epiphany blessing by Jan Richardson in "The Painted Prayerbook".
Artwork: Epiphany @ Jan L. Richardson. www.