Thursday, December 10, 2009

second sunday in advent

OK, so it's Thursday. Hey, I'm just faithfully living out the words in my post from earlier this week about failure...

Origin Story (detail), Lily Hewitt (age 9)

Too Much To Ask
by Luci Shaw

It seemed too much to ask
of one small virgin
that she should stake shame
against the will of God.
All she had to hold to
were those soft, inward
and the remembered sting
of a brief junction- spirit
with flesh.
who would think it
more than a dream wish?
an implausible, laughable

And it seems much
too much to ask me
to be part of the
different thing-
God’s shocking, unorthodox,
unheard of Thing
to further heaven’s hopes
and summon God’s glory.

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