Poiema

In darkness...

Unregenerate.
Sinner.
Wretch.
Spider.

Hearts full of deceit
that fall short of the glory of God.

Churches expend energy
declaring the worthlessness of the people in the pews.
Concerned that darkness may go unnoticed,
constant reminders that we are unlovable are given
so none forget.

Forgetting is hard.
In angry words…
In harsh thoughts…
In ignored injustices…
No, we don’t forget.

But we have forgotten
that we are a masterpiece.
A work of art
crafted by the Giver of good gifts.
We are divine poetry,
fearfully and wonderfully made.

Transformed.
Righteous.
Beloved.
New.

Poiema.

  • karen

    WOW. What we need coursing through our being every day.

  • rich_chaffins

    GORGEOUS.

  • sheila0405

    So true. One of my priests, Fr Pat, said that there are two things to bear in mind. First, we are indeed all descended from Adam, whose fall resulted in original sin. But, secondly, we are all descended from Noah, who was a righteous man. Fr Pat always chose to see us as valued children of God, whose natures are wounded by sin. He constantly reminded us of God’s overwhelming love for each of us.

  • http://twitter.com/tamaraoutloud Tamára Lunardo

    Amen. Beauty & truth, my friend.

  • Michelle Woodman

    <3