is proclaiming that one yearns

for the sweet things of the Word

while all about one’s mouth

are the crumbs

of the world’s delicacies.


is knowing what one should do,

but not doing it consistently;

knowing what should be,

but not leaving behind what is;

teaching principles to others

by which one does not live;

praising the beauty of pathways

one has not walked.


is starting anew

over and over again

those things

which seem commendable,

but which we have neither

embraced nor surrendered to.


wants to be

without dying,

to have without giving,

to serve without sacrificing,

to be known or respected 

without Jesus at the core of life.

It cannot be.

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