Saturday, December 11, 2010

Seond Saturday of Advent

Read Luke 22:31-38; 2nd Thessalonians 3:6-18


when lethargy
is our bosom buddy,
    and our hearts
        falter in caring
                for our brothers,
    our arms are too weak
            to embrace our

when we worry
so much about doing
                something wrong,
    that we are incapable
        of seeing the simple
            good we could
            offer another;

when it seems
that our faith
    is failing more rapidly
    than the market,
        and apathy shawls
                our souls,
    so we turn away
        from our calling,

    you come along,
    to visit the prisoner,
        to feed the hungry,
            to walk into death's
                cold embrace,
    simply saying,
            'watch what i

and it is enough
    to make us ready
        to go with

© 2010  Thom M. Shuman

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