Repent or perish

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                    

Life-giving God, you are my oxygen, my heart and lungs.

I long for you like I yearn each moment for my next breath.

I try to find life elsewhere, easier, closer—but there is none, and it does not give life.

But I breathe deeply of your presence, your grace filling my body and soul, and I live.

in my hunger I gorge on junk food for the soul, and I am even hungrier.

But I feast on your love for me and all living beings and I am satisfied.

When I think of my soul as a tree planted in a box, untouched, it withers.

But you dig around the roots of my soul and the richness of life and death soaks in through my roots and fills me.

In my fear I turn from you and starve myself.

But in your love I return to you, my life, and I live.

Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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