Thursday, January 31, 2013

Disgrace / Grace

“Lord,
You see what
I’m going through.

The constant fighting,
the yelling,
the threats.

Such a miserable,
rotten
ingrate
this kid is.

I know because of
the Chiari malformation
and the cerebral palsy
that her brain
ain’t quite right,
but damn it,
what did I ever do
to deserve this?”

[pause]

“Of course I see.

I see that you have
many treasured
happy memories
where she is the star.

I see
you have been given
the opportunity
to receive the greatest
of all blessings:

remember when I said,
whatever you do
to the least of these,
you do to Me?

And I see
she loves you
as a true daughter does,
even though there’s not
a drop of your blood
in her.

So,
I ask you:
what did you ever do
to deserve that?”

10 comments:

  1. smiles...all in how you look at it man...and there are def days i can relate on some level to the first part...but enough of the second part to remind me for sure...

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    1. Thanks - gotta keep the right perspective.

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  2. This is an utterly, beautiful tear-jerker. You've got it right:)

    Blessings to you.

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    1. Thanks, and blessings to you as well.

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  3. Sometimes the greatest blessings come from the 'least of these.' A wonderful write, Mosk.

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  4. What amazing thoughts! Sometimes we just need to hold a mirror up to our words, right? :)

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    1. Exactly - the mirror is our truest indictment.

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  5. Anonymous2:29 PM

    Oh poet friend . .. I live this one, a lot. Thank you for helping me with it all today. You're the best!

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