Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lent 1 (Ash Wednesday)

One of us has a god-complex, O God.

One of us has an anxious need
to know and to keep life in order.

One of us has a distorted view of sufficiency
and a daily resistance to wounded living.

One of us has a drive to be and do more, and
a combative approach to surrender and sabbath.

One of us has a god-complex, O God
. . . and one of us is actually God.

Here I am, to lay down my god-complex
in this pile of ashes and grace.

2 comments:

earthchick said...

Ooh, I love this!!

I am using your book to pray with my pen through Lent. Loving it! Thank you so much!

Rachel Hackenberg said...

Thank you for taking time to comment, earthchick! Blessings on your prayer-writing journey.