Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
“Trust your heart if the sea catches fire. Live by love though the stars walk backwards.”
e e cummings
And, this is how I live my ministry. I live and move and have my being within the heart of God. I know that all I am and all I do impacts the whole. I am the Lover who calls out, as the mourning dove cries for its mate. I am the Love, the Word, when my heart chants, sings, moves and prays an ecstatic song. And, when this Love has had its way with me, and the conditions are set, I, graciously, experience moments of mystical unity with my Beloved, who waits just beyond the edges of my understanding.
I look for the sacred in everyday life for I know it is everywhere if I can adjust my vision. I listen for the voice in silence, that comes on its own terms, leaving me humble and still. Simply, I love God most and trust without question the Unseen Hand to guide my comings and goings just as it sustains my inbreath and outbreath. I am a Lover who seeks only to be undone, lost in total abandon, dancing with God.