Receiving you

            “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
            we wailed, and you did not mourn.”

                           —Matthew 11.17

            A sower went out to sow,
            and some seeds fell on the path...

                        —Mathew 13.3

Not my own song,
insistent in my head,
but yours
may I hear,
and harmonize.

Not my purposes
for which I've already laid out a path,
but your fruit
flourishing in me
may I receive
and let root.

You are singing.
You are sowing.

Help me listen.
Help me receive.

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Breath prayer: Receiving … you

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                           —July 10, 2017