God who rests,
It is difficult for us to imagine of Christ,
who having all power and capacity to heal others,
still at times walked away.
Who napped unapologetically in the face of danger.
Give us the courage to rest.
The holy audacity to do absolutely nothing at all.
And as we do,
allow us to hold vigil for the tombs of this world
while honoring that we are neither Savior nor slave.
Grant us a slowness that allows us to feel what hurts
and makes healing possible.
Let our rest be our liberation.
Cole Arthur Riley @ blackliturgies