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What Can I Give?

God doesn't ask me to give Him anything,
He asks me to do something.
How easy we have made it to convert,
Or could it be covert,
That the language of gifts
Has stolen the call for action from Grace?

I've been told that I must:
Give my heart,
Give my all,
Give my time,
Give my tithe,
Give my home,
And give my love
To God
All of which I can do just from my pew.
None of which gets my hands dirty.

I read that God wants effort:
Love God,
Love my neighbor,
Love my enemy,
Give to the poor,
Follow God,
Encourage followers
Of God.
None of which I can do just from my pew.
All of which require action, else are hollow.

God never asks me to give Him anything,
He always asks me to do something.
Giving is the easiest course,
Doing is much coarser.
This mission I have from Him,
Is action as a result of grace.

Pops 2009

A Spherical Life

What would it be like to step off the timeline
To live life in the round?
To no longer hear
“Time is of the essence” or
“At some point in History” or
“Somewhere along the line”

How would life be different spherically,
To know that eternity is set in our hearts?
Spinning in interaction with
Other eternal beings
No end to the motion
Layers of perpetuity
At our core, infinite

Could the universe just be a model
Of what life should be?
Billions of white hot suns
Their life giving life
An endless pattern of orbits
All created through
One unexplainable event

Open my mind to the possibility
That I am not a point in time
Moving slowly toward
Some unknown infinity
What I see in the galaxies
Is what I want for my heart
Purpose and design

I want my life three dimensional
Growing to four and five
I’m not a spot on a graph
My gravitational pull matters
My core should be hot
To sustain life
To create

What would life be like to step off the timeline,
To live life in the round?
Getting out of the maze
Purpose, not just direction
Community beyond degradation
Alive in non-linear movement
A spherical life

Pops 2009