Free to begin

         Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?”
         They answered him, “No.”
         He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat,
         and you will find some.”

                  —John 21.5-6

No doubt
I have some habit
and you will come along today
and show me a new way.

No doubt
I am locked into a familiar being,
some unquestioned self,
and you will appear,
risen and freed from what used to have to be,
and invite me into
a new self.

Give me grace to set aside my expertise,
become a beginner,
even at being,
and discover.

You are free from my past;
give me grace to die and rise with you.


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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

April 30, 2019