Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Five I Have

Five I have:
each separate,
a soul
bound for eternity:
and I
- blind leader of the blind -
groping and fumbling,
casual and concerned,
by turns....
undisciplined, I seek
by order and command
to discipline and shape;
(I who need discipline
to shape my own disordered soul).
O Thou
Who seest the heart's true, deep desire,
each shortcoming and each sad mistake,
supplement and overrule,
nor let our children be
the victims of our own
unlikeness unto Thee.

Ruth Bell Graham

1 comment:

Laurel said...

O Mary... I am at once both smitten and blessed. Some days, what we need to hear is a balm. Other days, it is the swoosh of the rod.

Thank you.