Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. (Joel 2:13)


by Jan Richardson in her book”Circle of Grace” Wanton Gospeller Press (

You were built for this,
the ancient path
inscribed upon your bones,

The persistent pattern
echoing in your heartbeat.

Let this be the season
you turn your face
toward the One who calls to you:

Return, return.

Let this be the day
you open wide your arms
to the wind that knows
how to bear you