lenten journal: spiritual practice

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spiritual practice

start with a goal
make a promise
to show up then
miss the next day

start with failure
then deal with grace
you will not write
everyday this lent

easter will come
good friday too
the season does
not ride on you

faithfulness
and perfection
are not the same
saints miss the mark

start with a word
then another
tell the story
about how practice

does not make perfect
you will fail again
and love will keep
expecting you

how many times
do I need to
tell you these things
start with again

Peace,
Milton

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. “the season does not ride on you”—
    Thank you for reminding me that Lenten days will come and go; the paschal mystery will unfold; and all will be well, all manner of things shall be well—even when my good intentions fall short.
    Dianne

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