I keep trying to make you in my image:
Liking what I like,
Rejecting what I reject …
But then I remember that I got it backwards, again.
You ask me to love what you love
Leaving your fingerprints on all I touch.
Becoming a small aperture of grace.
Open me to this possibility – that you might
Live through me, in this small corner of the new reality,
Giving light to my light; life to my life.
[image by John&Fish per cc 2.0]
even the simple things
can reflect the light
[image by Susan Murtaugh per cc 2.0]
oh my holy one
your whisper softly brushes
the surface of my soul
your deep compassion
calls up the love within me
your gracious smile
plays across my heart
and spills out of my eyes
you within me
that is where hope begins.
[photo by Andi Erdner per cc 2.0]