The beauty and necessity
At first, to move away from the world
is to move toward God but, make no mistake,
at some point, to move away from anything
is to move away from God.
This is not a decision to make
but, a beginning to see
the beauty and necessity of every moment.
Nothing happens twice but, patterns recur -
not to learn the lesson (at last)
but, to drain it dry,
dipping the ladle deeper and deeper
or, maybe it never gets empty
because the Essence is there
every moment, every ladleful,
when we reach a point of seeing deeply enough,
seeing all the way through to the other side.
O child of God, twist and turn or, concede and release,
God has you irrevocably in His net.