Saturday, October 4, 2014

The unfolding answer

 The unfolding answer                                                                          

To a man of faith, life itself
is the unfolding answer to all prayers.

Pain, fright is there – but not
anxiety; loss but not grief;

failure without disappointment;
solitude without loneliness;

death (they say) without termination.
On the tip of the bow,

a man of faith is serenely poised
to receive, to pass along

only what he’s given; responsible
for nothing but vigilance and acquiescence.

He gets the big picture, though as yet,
is unable to grasp the details.

Less than a hair’s breadth (the Masters say),
separates heaven from earth –

it requires an unhanding, an atrophy of judgment,
a relinquishment of presumption.

Life itself to a man of faith
is the unfolding answer to all prayers.

O child of God, give anything, everything,
life itself, to become a man of faith.

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