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sometimes we break

July 1, 2013

sometimes we break
sometimes we can’t hold together

sometimes
-the sinews strain
we inhabit the creative tension,
we adrenalise in the challenge:

the exercise of risk,
the leap o’er hurdle
and the pushed-on pace
make us stronger

but sometimes we break
sometimes we can’t hold together

sometimes the invisible grace holds us
the miracle manna appears
and the stricken rock pours forth and sustains
and the precariousness of existence
brings us precious gifts from God
and our faith thickens and glistens
healthy and full.

but sometimes we break
sometimes we can’t hold together

and the God of sustaining and and securing
the God of saving and strengthening
becomes for us the God of emptying
the God of reliquishment
the God of release
of a pouring out of a different kind
the God of the Spent, and Wasted
who is the God of the unencumbered,
the unburdened,
the free.

God of the broken hearted and the empty hearted
there is yet more room in our hearts for you
than in those who are filled and rich
sealed and secured.
we are for you the open hearted.

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