Friday Thoughts: Acceptance Speech

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Just start walking.

Leave the pew behind.

Everything else falls away.

All that was dead comes to life.

Pastures and valleys. Fields and streams.

Tiny violet flowers on the walls of quarries.

Wood and stone. Water and wine.

Teardrops and smiles.

A poor boy gets in line.

Just a taste. A nibble. A crumb from the table.

But he looks at his clothes.

But it’s all he’s got.

Just keep walking.

You’ve left the pew behind.

Everything else has fallen away.

All that was dead has come to life.

A thorny bush now a fruitful tree.

A man raises his hand:

“The Body of Christ.”

A child opens his mouth:

“Amen.”

A shepherd boy ascends to the throne.


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—Howard Hain

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2 Comments

Filed under Inspiration, Motivational, poetry, Religion, spirituality

2 responses to “Friday Thoughts: Acceptance Speech

  1. No matter if we are rich or poor or in the middle, we belong in the kingdom of God. May the poor show us how to be humble, may the rich teach us how to be generous, and may those in the middle know how much their hard work is appreciated.

  2. John E Doderer

    Thank you, Lord, for the gift of words & Your gift of the Word. Amen.

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