Tuesday, December 4, 2012

advent 3: keep watch.

"Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake."-Mark 13:33-37

Keep Watch

In the quiet still
hours of winter
it is too easy
to close the door.
To make a cozy place
in the midst of the known,
To build a house
made of the ordinary,
with no room
for unexpected guests.
A place to curl into
the gentleness of sleep,
and hide in the safety
of closed eyes.
But keep watch:
the door refuses to latch.
At any moment, even now,
it could be flung open
to the Miraculous.
If you look you will see
the door is already ajar,
and a sliver of glimmering light
cracks open your easy darkness.

2 comments:

Lisa Trinter said...

Trying new things keeps one more aware of oneself and others. Having recently participating in two new classes and becoming part of a new group of old friends, has made me aware of opening my circle of love up OR stretching the circle larger. It is true that a circle has no beginning and no end. I am in a huge process of learning and it feels right. It is true that when one door closes another opens in a BIG way!

- love the mystery - said...

I am so glad that you are sharing your reflections. I love how you never stop opening doors and trying new things. You are one of the most open people I know.