Monday, October 31, 2011

The Sweetness of the Sacred

The sweetness of life is all the sacred that I have ever needed;
It is also, I understand, with death and destruction seeded.
But to continue waiting to attain a heaven or a hell after death
Gives my uneasy, longing human heart and soul very little rest.

I suffer the pain of separation every time I lose sight of a loved face;
I try to remind myself that I'm always left with the loved ones grace.
The consolations that I have in losing someone to the hereafter
Is in the remembrance of our shared lives, love, and laughter.

I will not save these enjoyments until after my loved ones are gone;
Continually celebrating the joys of my people is what I depend upon.
I can't say that it doesn't sometimes hurt to be so emotionally open,
But the faith that every day is sacred is the faith on which I depend.

1 comment:

  1. When you're caught up in the daily trials and tribulations of life--work, kids, bills to pay, dishes to wash--it's hard to remember that every day is a gift. I know I forget all the time. I think we all need to take a step back each day and be grateful for everything that's going well and thank God for the things in our life that aren't so easy because that's how lessons are learned. Maybe that's what prayer is all about.