Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously

Service

The little mother prepared the sacrament
beneath the stained glass windows
her hands smooth and practiced
her voice steady and mellifluous

One of my teachers
spoke often of Service

She said that it was through Service
to each other and the world
that we discovered meaning
that the answers
to all the questions that plague us
can be found in our hands
when we use them
to share our hearts
in honesty and compassion

I am learning
that sometimes
we also serve by accepting
that honesty and compassion
from others

That being that vessel
empty and broken
is an opportunity for others
we should accept with grace

I am so glad grace
is a gift
for I have none of my own

Held in the hands and arms
of others
who in their Service
look in my eyes
as I show them my pain
they accept it
acknowledge it
honor it
gently
soul to soul

(c) RCGA 2014

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