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Saturday, May 10, 2008

WI Faithful

THE BOTTOM LINE

I don’t hold in contempt the familiar
Without intimacy, how then faith?
Yet I yearn for acquaintance with the unknown
Without wisdom, how could there be hope?
People, places, things I know offer comfort
Without respect, how then charity?

But it’s you I turn to for sanctuary
Without goodness, how could there be love?

I don’t know who you are
Still, I know my faith gives me strength
I don’t know of your plans
Still, I know you’re my only hope
I don’t know I’m worthy
Still, I accept your charity

I can’t even prove you exist
Still, I love you…still, I love you

6 comments:

  1. That last line has the most plaintive but beautiful sigh.

    Lovely!

    Gemma

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  2. Faith often defies logic . He is because you believe and because you believe you are always faithful .

    Lovely .

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  3. We speak of a 'leap of faith' because it defies rationality.
    But it can be so, so powerful.
    Nicely put.

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  4. As I said at Keith's blog, I anm no practising Hindu. However, I do have faith. I like this!

    faithfully fantasizing

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  5. neat, i liked the lines that lines after each stanza...without...how then...

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  6. Appreciation to;
    greyscale territory
    shubd
    anthonynorth
    gautami tripathy
    just jen
    Sometimes you have to make a decision one way or the other. Faith follows, despite the mystery.

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