Wednesday, February 12, 2020

canticle 119:1-8

when we try
to walk your path,
you bless us by setting
us on our feet when we stumble.
when we listen
to your words and hopes,
we are blessed by
finding your heart;
when we do justice
and care for the vulnerable,
we know we are
following you as we should.
you whisper your dreams
to us, hoping we will
write them down when we awaken.
we long beyond longing
to be your faithful people,
so that we might not be mocked
for simply doing as you ask.
with the cracks in our hearts,
with our souls weeping for others,
we will sing glad songs to you,
songs of remembrance
of all you have shared with us;
songs which share the promise
that you will always be with us.

© 2020 Thom M. Shuman

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