DISCERNING

Kenny Rogers would sing
You got to know when to hold ’em,
Know when to fold ’em,
Know when to walk away,
And know when to run.

Life is filled with moments
when we must discern when
to hold on and make things work
and when to release them
because it is not our battle
or we know it is not right for us.

This is not about gambling, like the song.
it is about discerning.
it is about listening for
guidance from within us about
whether we can make this work
or we need to release it and let it go.

It is about developing
a deeper relationship with God
knowing what are our battles
and what are not.

May we know when to hold on
tightly to that which is ours
and release with gentle tenderness
that which is not.
Amen.

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