“No one has the time to listen, let alone love.
Is God now pro-exhaustion?
Doesn’t He lead people beside the still waters anymore?
-Richard A. Swenson
I am sharing a poem I wrote in 2015 during Lent as we conclude our first week of Journaling through the Book of John. I grabbed the quotes above from my journal archives, as I re-read a few of my entries in a 5-Year Journal of Lent and Advent I kept between 2005-2010.
Grace Upon Grace
Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
It’s in the quietness
I hear Him,
as I gaze upon his Word
and read anew the stories
of what’s been seen and heard.
Entrusting himself to no-one,
this Son of God and Son of Man,
but availing himself for many-
according to God’s Mighty Plan.
Grace upon grace
a holy door-
The light of God’s own face
Jesus was more
than Moses then,
when fulfilling the Law-
giving his life
for life to secure.
Let our hearts not harden
to the Chosen One today,
Lamb of God, Messiah-
Jesus is The Way.
I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.” John 1:34
I have been continuing to follow the Daily Liturgical Readings Year C along with lingering in Johns’ Gospel Chapter 1 this week.
One of the things I did this week that I don’t always do, is to read through the Scripture aloud. It helps me to read through it aloud and silently. I have to tell you, Banjo (our dog) sometimes looks at me funny when I do. I’m not sure if he understands or is just trying to figure out if there is a walk, food or treat in the equation for him.
How did you do with your week in Chapter 1? Did you catch my mid week post Finding Your Footing for the Journey ?
How can I support you in your faith journey?
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