The Gift of Tears

Lord, you see the desert landscape of my soul-

I sit in the blistering heat, and I lean into the dust.
Send your rain clouds to gather and
pour down the deluge of your mercy.

Give me the gift of tears.

Lord, you see how I grow thorns of resistance-
I resist drawing near to you. I resist allowing
others to get close to me. I’m afraid you may change
me through them, and I’ll lose myself.

Tenderize me with the gift of tears.

Lord, I choose the way of the yucca–
her fruit makes her staff bow low and humble, touching the earth.
I desire the fruit of love– so I must bend and even break.
Let the clay pots in my soul be smashed
and leak the sweetness of my tears on your feet.

(David Morrison)

7-11-2016 9-10-30 PM

Bowing Yucca Stalk with Cloud Anvil on the Horizon: David Morrison, 2016

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About David Morrison

I've lived here at the community with Marsha, my wife, since its founding in 2003. I serve in various ways from pastoral care to landscape maintenance; from coffee brewing to bar keeping.

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