Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The preliminary beauty

The preliminary beauty                                                                                    

Aren’t we beautiful?  Aren't we brave?
We try so hard

to please our Lord, to serve Him,
to give of ourselves, to connect with others.

We are not very good at it
but that doesn't weaken our resolve.

My very young granddaughter
is just learning to use her fingers.

Grasping clumsily at objects.
She’s not very good at it,

but it’s the beauty of her efforts,
the concentration, determination

and my already knowing she will one day
use her hands with such perfect grace

to express her love, to give and receive,
to serve and please her Lord.

O child of God, the more you see the preliminary beauty,
the nearer you are to the viewpoint of God.  

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