Saturday, February 6, 2010

Only Now

I've walked the paths laid out for me.

I've worn the letters pinned to me.

I've smiled and nodded pleasantly.

I've borne the cruelties dutifully,

While trying to live honorably.

And only now I start to see

How beautifully it all has worked

To lead me to myself,

Beyond myself

To where I need to be--

To the One who fashioned me.

To live life freely, truly,

To live as humbly as a child:

Only now do I begin to see.
(Originally posted on January 14, 2009)