Posé

Posé: A pause or rest stop along the Voyageurs' portage trail. Usually about ½ mile apart. We invite you to take a pause in your day to reflect and pray with us.  

"May you walk wet!" These words were spoken to me in May when I graduated from the Tending the Holy Spiritual Direction Program at Christos Center. It was one of many blessings I received that day and one that keeps rising within me. What does it mean for me to walk wet? As a child of God, how am I living in the covenant God made with me in my baptism? How am I living out the baptism promises I have made to so many others?

When I was younger I loved going for walks in the rain, especially if it was a warm rain. With hair dripping wet, I was comforted by the rain washing over me and the feel of the wet water on my skin. It was renewing, it was refreshing, it made me come alive. It was grace. Now, I find myself drawn towards rivers, streams, oceans, lakes, baptismal fonts......living water. I am drawn to step into bodies of water to let the water wash over my feet. I am drawn to bend down and dip my fingers into the water, raise them to my forehead, and make the sign of the cross. A reminder that I am a child of God, wet with the waters of baptism.

As a child of God, I am called to walk wet. To live in the covenant of my baptism. To live renewed, refreshed, alive, and grace filled. Which means I am called to walk wet as a youth and family minister, as a spiritual director, as a sister, as a daughter, as an aunt, as a friend, as a neighbor.

I invite you to "walk wet" with me this coming year.

 

Kari Olson

Youth and Family Minister

Messiah Lutheran Church, Mt. Iron, MN