“I have noticed that Loki loves and accepts and shelters those whom society discards and dismisses and protects those who have been abused. Loki’s lesson is that there is no such thing as a throw-away child, or disposable people. He sees the value in us even when we fail to see it in ourselves. With this in mind, I wrote this prayer:
Loki lover of misfits, walker in liminal spaces,
I turn to You.
Be my strength when I am weak and love me in my brokenness.
Help me to see myself as You do
and to rise above the limitations society would put on human expression
Help me to know the sacredness of the outcast and the truth-teller.
Help me to turn what society sees as weakness into my greatest strengths
and help me to never forget what it was like to be shunned.
Help me to provide safe harbor for all the other misfits, outcasts and tired travelers who walk Your winding road.
Hail, Loki, indeed!
(About the image: the image is a Faroese stamp depicting Sigyn holding the bowl to protect Loki from poison as He lies fettered in the cave).