Sunday, December 06, 2009

Second Sunday of Advent

Please read Malachi 3:1-4

was it a
to change my
stumbling ways
that made me mumble
all those years ago,
or was it more
of ending up in

was it a
to learn a language
so many others spoke so well
(peace, grace, love flowing so
easily off their lives)
or was it that
left-over taste of soap
in my mouth from
using the wrong words?

all down the ages,
from sinners to sages,
with boys and girls,
in grannies and gramps,
was it fear that led them
to confess you
or true love?

Refiner's Fire,
with your cool breath
of hope.

(c) 2009 Thom M. Shuman

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