Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lent 28

O Holy Heartache,
O Open Wound,
I come to you afresh with pain:
bleeding, sore, and tired.
Will you knit flesh back together,
or will you say "This pain is my presence"?

O Holy Heartache,
O Open Wound,
I have prayed without ceasing for strength,
battled in pursuit of confident faith.
Do not tell me that I have been wrong,
that holiness is in the vulnerability.

O Holy Heartache,
O Open Wound,
I long to find you in the hurt
so that you will carry me to healing;
yet you have confined me instead
to this wilderness of heartache.

O Holy Heartache,
O Open Wound,
I am disquieted to discover your weakness,
discouraged that "getting better" may not be the goal.
Be my solace amidst the unknown;
give me courage to keep bleeding.

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