Monday, December 24, 2018

Fig leaf

Fig leaf                                                                                                      

One of the most fortunate (for us)
attributes of God the Omniscient

is He’s never disappointed. 
We can’t let God down.

He didn’t build a garden that through
human error went hopelessly awry.

Shame before God is a dishonesty,
a lack of humility, hiding behind a fig leaf,

seeing ourselves as more culpable
than we could ever possibly be.

Humility is a way back to the garden,
recognizing God’s sovereignty,

offering God our worst and best.
Humility is the opposite of shame –

it unravels our pretensions –
presenting ourselves to God (and to everyone)

nakedly honest, precisely who we are
not who we wish we were nor hope to become.

O child of God, how haughty you are
to speak so freely of God or humility.

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