Saturday, November 17, 2012

Joy in the pain

Joy in the pain                                                                                 

It happened again – the path 
disappeared beneath my feet.

Where is there to stand   
in this ephemeral, illusory world?

No solidity, no weight –
no purpose or meaning.

Then, why not float through, my Lord asks, 
light and free as a feather?  

Because of the pain, I answer. 
There’s joy – but, always, pain.
There is pain even in the joy 
but never joy in the pain.

That’s why I’ve come, my Lord said.
To bring you joy in the pain.

O child of God, live for your Beloved
and become the purpose you seek.


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