Eye of the needle

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
         
         It is easier
         for a camel
         to go through
         the eye of a needle
         than for someone
         who is rich
         to enter
         the realm of God.

                  —Mark 10.25

What do I cling to
that burdens me,
that keeps me from you?

What emptiness do I fear
that you can’t fill?

What baggage do I carry
that keeps me
from loving perfectly,
giving wholly?

What would I not give away
to find you in my empty hands?

               •

         Get the
         lead out
         and the gold.
         I will go
         light,
         burden
         poor.
         Spin me
         fine
         silk
         of grace.
         Draw me
         thread-
         bare
         through
         the needle
         of your
         eye into
         the world
         of your
         heart.

         That old
         camel
         will be
         so much
         happier
         out in the
         wide
         desert.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

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