From today’s scripture readings:
The Lord GOD has given me
a well-trained tongue,
that I might know how to speak to the weary
a word that will rouse them.
Morning after morning
he opens my ear that I may hear;
and I have not rebelled,
have not turned back.
I gave my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;
my face I did not shield
from buffets and spitting.
The Lord GOD is my help,
therefore I am not disgraced;
I have set my face like flint,
knowing that I shall not be put to shame.
Isaiah 50: 4-7
It seems Isaiah and I would have a lot to say to each other. Here, is my
Poem of the Awakened (aka The Prophet’s Lament)
Standing on the edge of fear,
Having chosen the path of my truth.
In service to love.
For my own sake
and for the betterment of the world.
Obstacles at every turn.
Adversaries whispering doubt in my ear.
Tempting me to turn away from
what only my heart can know.
A voice crying out in the wilderness
speaking only to sand?
Yet with each step forward…
every movement toward love…
every step in the direction of truth…
A sonic boom reverberates through the universe –
A tidal wave
transforming the darkness
to love instead of fear.
While few, in fact, have ears to hear,
The power of love is greater than the power of fear.
And truth wins out in the end.