Holiness is changing the poopy diaper,
cleaning up the dog vomit,
disposing of the dead bird waiting in the yard,
the encounter with the person we wish to avoid.
Life, real life, is too earthy to be clean
and too creative to be orderly.
Praise God for the delays and disruptions,
for stepping in gum,
for the spot on my dress.
Thank God for the beauty in chaos,
for the unpredictable expressions of love,
for the moments of graced surprise.
Amen to this blessed, messy life!