Called to the Light

Right from the start, we have climbed that tree,
and looked to see what we might see,
and we have each eaten fruit,
each eaten some of the rotten fruit that looked so fresh and ripe.
We are in flight.
Still in flight, we abandon best relationship.
Still in flight, we hold back and deceive ourselves.
Still in flight, we twist and writhe.
We make our homes and space
in every way opaque and gauzy.
If ever innocent, we have long lost it.
God has called us each to speak directly,
to share, to listen, to laugh, to learn.
Called to truth, we easily flee.
Too easily we twist and hide.
This morning, let me be called to the light.
Let me hear the call.
We would find joy in the light.
Joy in the Word!
Joy in the Light!
I will meet you again in the light.

(c) Tom Bolton, 8 November 2013, downtown



About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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