Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday of the First Week of Lent

Psalm 40 Deuteronomy 10:12-22Hebrews 4:11-16John 3:22-36

More Than a Metaphor

Life’s unfolding traces helixes
filled with twists and turns
into three dimensions.
What seems at first like tracing circles
getting nowhere slowly,
brings depth and forward movement.

I choose
to walk imagined separation
between the “church”
and “world”
with one foot lovingly emplaced in each
and walking
in both doubt and faith,
and ambivalently strung out,
to abandon either.

Such interlacing, I’ve concluded,
begets objectiveness
about a fuller universe –
finding truth in each,
though sometimes feeling bridge-like,
and walked on from either side
long posed as mutually opposing.

— Doug Vest

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