renew

To breathe new life into

That is a definition of the word
renew

Breathe new life into my life
establish new ways of seeing
feeling
living
loving

Breathe into me that new green leaf
let the sap rise again
into these old bones
into this old way of being

Breathe new life
let it quicken
into compassion
generosity
hospitality

Breathe into me
O breath of Life
Fill me with life anew.

First Week of Advent

*hymn, Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Edwin Hatch, 1878