Sunday, February 04, 2007

You Talkin' To Me?

you can't be speaking to me . . .
can you?

after all,
i am a selfish person
in a culture which
worships the self;

i haven't felt the brush
of seraphim wings
(though my beloved
did caress my cheek

no hot coals
have purged my soul
(yet, there are
those kisses my children
give me);

and it is easier
to pull in my fears,
clean them up
and store them away
for tomorrow
then to let them down
into the deep waters
of discipleship
and servanthood.

you can't be calling me . . .
can you?

(c) Thom M. Shuman

1 comment:

blair cameron said...

Your image of the Iona cloisters spoke to me a 'yes' of familiarity. I couldn't help but have a number of like images tucked safe in my digital camera as I left that special place.
Thanks for your consistent prayers offered here.