How to Wait

So many things to make us turn our heads, shift our hearts.

So much shiny, better, instant.

Just add water.

So much water.

 

Then down from the mountain comes the word “stay”.

Down from the mountain comes the word “see”.

 

God sees me turn, question. And stays.

God sees me try other ways to heal. And stays.

God sees me in my stumbling, reveling, rolling in everything God is not.

And is not distracted.

God is not distracted.

 

And though I try, I cannot melt God into anything truer

for God is the shape and the shine and the holy.

 

I do not know what will make me sing today if my mouth is filled with wild worry about tomorrow.

God sings me and my breathing changes.

My body, knowing, opens to the truth:

God is the shape and the shine and the holy.

 

So fall, flail, fly and fall again.

It is our human heart God loves

and loves, so we may live

our holiest life.

Love our holiest love.

Be our holiest self.

 

Today you are seen.

Amen.

Today you are sung.

Amen.

 

 

cin salach

April , 2011

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