Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ministry Not Given

For the second week in a row, I've had a bit of ministry to share at MfW and I haven't given it. I had a nudge to post this morning's bit here.

I am not connected to you because I like you.
But I do.
I am not connected to you because I share your political views.
But I do.
I am not connected to you because I like your cooking.
But I do.

I am connected to you because you are tied
to the divine
to God
to Spirit
to the Unknown

Through this strong rope, I can love you
even when my human heart fails.

Because you disappoint me.
Like I do.
Because you get angry with me.
Like I do.
Because you sting when I hurt you.
Like I do.

When my human heart fails
your golden cord to God reminds me
to love you.

I love you.
I do.

4 comments:

Chris M. said...

Amen. Thank you for posting it here.

Tom Smith said...

VERY WELL SAID!!!

Mary Elizabeth Bullock-Rest said...

I got choked up and teary when I read your poem, Jeanne. The feeling of its truth washed over me---felt as thoough I was hearing your voice speak these words directly into my heart.

With love and appreciation,
Elizabeth Bullock-Rest

Papipaul said...

This is a powerful poem. I was especially touched/moved by "Through this strong rope, I can love you
even when my human heart fails."