Sunday, July 29, 2007

Pain

“If one member suffers, all the members suffer . . .”
1 Corinthians 12:26a

Pain entered into our midst
causes were numerous

Blame took hold
but who do you accuse?
God?
yourself?
of course not!

Suffering is not easily understood
no matter the reason

only a few
are willing to stop
extending grace
to feel outside of self.

This world is full of anguish

can you see it?
can you hear it?
are you willing
to look into suffering?

walking in grace means:

looking at another
deciding to see
learning to listen
letting go of self
asking yourself…

is the next step I take
going to help another?

Grace and love
are never the easy way

pain within another
no matter how I hide it
or avoid it

still affects me

teardrops are falling
into stained glass bottles.

2007-07-29Robin Sloboda

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