And then you

Walter Brueggemann

We arrange our lives as best we can,
———to keep your holiness at bay,
——————with our pieties,
——————our doctrines,
——————our liturgies,
——————our moralities,
——————our secret ideologies,
———Safe, virtuous, settled.

And then you,

——————you and your dreams,
——————you and your visions,
——————you and your purposes,
——————you and your commands,
——————you and our neighbors,
We find your holiness not at bay,
———but probing, pervading,
———insisting, demanding.
And we yield, sometimes gladly,
———sometimes resentfully,
———sometimes late or soon.
We yield because you, beyond us, are our God.
We are your creatures met by holiness,
———by your holiness made our true selves,
And we yield. Amen.

5 thoughts on “And then you

  1. The great invader, the great initiator and the great sustainer. May He continue to impress His wonder upon us that we may forsake the shallow for His depths.

    Appreciate the share.

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