Thursday, June 23, 2011


Having known that I have lived
alone for most of my adult life and
that I was secluded from the church
for nearly thirty years

The bishop asked me
how is now living in community going for you

I answered

He asked
and what is difficult

I answered
as with any family
accepting the peculiarities
and idiosyncrasies of the people

Later while in meditation
I recalled this conversation
and the Spirit spoke

She asked me
what was most difficult

My heart cried out
being humble

To which my mind added
our complaints
are the children of our arrogance

To which my soul replied
our arrogance fathers all our transgressions

Through her laughter Spirit said
oh my
so many children being fathered
by one who's pursuing chastity

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