You are the beggar

20 Sep

The following is by Cheryl Lawrie who writes at Hold This Space, it’s based on Luke 16:19-31 and Amos 6:1-7.  Cheryl has a wonderful creative gift with words and reflections.  I really like this.

you are the beggar sitting outside our gate

the awkwardness at the edge of our experience

the provocation that challenges our perception of the world

the discomfort that urges us to action

the anger that confuses our theology

the shadow in the corner of our eye that defies us to deviate from our path

the pain that cripples our indulgence

the melancholy that interferes with the party

the discomfort that disturbs our assuredness

the dream that interrupts our sleep

the grief that halts our play

the sorrow that pervades our celebrations

the anxiety that will not let us be complacent

the silence that confounds our judgement

the void that undermines our confidence

the disruption that will not leave us in peace…

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2 Responses to “You are the beggar”

  1. cheryl September 20, 2007 at 22:12 #

    thanks for the link – and lovely affirmation!

  2. lynhallewell September 21, 2007 at 20:42 #

    You’re welcome!

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