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Blessed Are you Who Bear the Light, a beautiful poem by Jan Richardson

Blessed are you who bear the light in unbearable times,

who testify to its endurance amid the unendurable,

who bear witness to its persistence when everything seems in shadow and grief.

Blessed are you in whom the light lives,

in whom the brightness blazes -- your heart a chapel,

an altar where in the deepest night can be seen the fire that shines forth in you

in unaccountable faith, in stubborn hope, in love that illumines every broken thing it finds.

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