Thursday, November 8, 2012

To Be A Light

                                                           Karl Bodmer - Maximilian, Prince of Wied's Travels

                                                                in the Interior of North America - Wikipedia

                                            To Be A Light

To be a light!
To be a beacon bright!
What is the Gospel
According to you?

Beauteous psalmic verses
From courage we sought
And drew

As we walk 
In our day:
Do we leave others wondering:
What is the Gospel
According to you?

It isn't enough to read it;
Say prayers memory feeds it;
Then meditate
On cushion or kneeler when you're blue;

It's the belief in honoring
Each other: 
Living the scripture--
Becomes the Gospel
According to you;

Position, fame, wealth, appearance,
Don't really matter,
If Grace isn't left
After all we do;

It's a humbling walk I grant you;
What tears and knees have wrought too, 
Whether Allah, David, 
  Christ or Buddha
In our dwelling we view;

 It's how we treat each other--
That's our book and cover:
 That scripture
The Gospel
   That follows you.

Written Nov 8, 2012
After serving on a committee

By Connie Nelson Ahlberg

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