Can I offer it with all that I am?
Not despite my fears
that those around my seder table
will be checking their watches,
the nagging sense that I presume
simply by being as Jewish as I am
simply by being --
-- but with those shadows
kindle a light
to shine to the ends of the earth?
In the furrows of my cracked heart
I plant seeds of gratitude.
Eternal One, open my lips
that I might sing Your praise.
To those who are celebrating Pesach tonight and tomorrow night: may your seders be sweet and meaningful.
To those who are celebrating Easter on Sunday: may your day be filled with alleluias.
To everyone: this year may we find the liberation we most deeply need, and may it spark us to do the work of liberating others.
Shabbat shalom and chag sameach.