Sunday, September 14, 2008


When I remember and
I live
and move
and have my being
with much less anxiety.

When I allow others
to insist to me
that it is not and,
but rather
either, or,
but not the other,
my mind
and heart
runs wild.

first and last
three and one
spirit and flesh
divine and human
loving and wrathful
sovereign and permissive
mystery and incarnational

You clear the crowd that's gathered
'round the crisis of my soul
and whisper to my suffocating heart
And is the juice of the joints of the motion of life
And is the love that is between God and his beautiful wife
And has two hands and two feet and a long, lovely side
And rose three days after he was crucified
~ Waterdeep


Jerusalem said...

Beautiful friend!

JB said...

one of my favorite songs . . . freedom comes with and, all the other choices bind. only a few more weeks 'til you get some R "AND" R! ha ha