Thursday, October 09, 2014

October 9, 2013

Today’s text
Colossians 1:26-27

The mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Losing and finding

We lose our lives in the midst
 of living, needing to find
again the self that life
and troubles take, the soul
that judging steals,
leaving only a shell.

I am me, we are ourselves
Only in you, when we know
ourselves in the Love you are,
the Love that is always and
holds everywhere.

We need go looking, not for
ourselves, but for places
and people where Loving Mystery
is most real, speaking heart-to-
heart the life that living steals,
CPR for lost and dieing souls.

There, in that Love, we find
again the who we have lost; the
face truly ours, our joy and beauty
hidden in the Love that is and
is always.

You are Love who awakens
us to ourselves, giving us
back to ourselves when we get
lost and find no place where we
can be we, what we are.

But you are never lost, always
near, always within, deepest
core of our self, unfading beauty
hidden within, waiting to be
awakened by the kiss of
Mystery from your Loving
Nearness speaking and singing
through voices and hearts, tree
leaves and red moons, each a
verse in the great song of Love
you are.

Awaken again, Loving Mystery,
the self we are that your beauty
and joy might stain our cheeks
and lift our praise for you who
are Love and … ever here.

Pr. David L. Miller

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