Ourselves not the Center

We speak glibly of your glory, Lord God

But we live as though we were the Center

 

our minds pre-occupied with our own lives

our hearts set on our own concerns

our energy spent on things not Yours

 

And they have become wearisome…

 

But then we hear a liberating word,

An echo from eternity that reminds us of the way things really are:

 

“Holy, holy, holy,

Lord God Almighty,

Heaven and Earth are filled with your glory!”

 

We are reminded

that we are not the Center

 

that the kingdom is yours

and the power is yours

and the glory too is all yours

 

Which is just the way we want it anyway.

 

Bring us home Lord God,

To You at the Center

And Us at the Fringes of Your Mercy.

Amen.

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