A THING OF FAITH

The Hajj kicks into full gear

The Hajj (Photo credit: Al Jazeera English)

That elusive thing keeping us going
That lubricator of motivation
That gives life its meaning
That precious ingredient amply
Bestowed on some, and not all
That seed needing nurturing
To produce belief in the greater god;
The feeling that no matter how
Bad a life, its maker understands
Forgives and loves:
That balm of peace.
That ointment of comfort.
That destroyer of fear.
That redeeming grace.

©Millicent Danker
24 July 2013

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THE TIME IS NOW

Creation of the Sun and Moon by Michelangelo, ...

Creation of the Sun and Moon by Michelangelo, face detail of God. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Break the shackles of the old,
crack the bondage of the past;
So much gets in the way
because of yesterday.

Destiny holds the future
which cannot promise today –
we are in the here and now
bring on the new; clap and bow.

We are in the here and the now
the time that matters is this hour
the time to taste
the glory of grace
to see his face
the depths of his waste
the compassion in every gaze.

Break the shackles of the old,
crack the bondage of the past;
So much gets in the way
because of yesterday.

So much is overlooked in the present;
We need only turn to see,
and when we do, we can only ask:
Is there no end to you and me?

© Millicent Danker
24 November 2001 / 3 May 2013