God is God not of the dead, but of the living.
You spent your childhood planning
your retirement home.
You blew your youth laying out
that shuffleboard in your head.
You missed the fishing trip,
obsessed instead with
how you would be congratulated
for how you cooked the fish.
Never mind heaven.
Living is not rewarded. It’s just worth it.
Whatever you wait for, it isn’t
something God is withholding.
God is not the God of later.
God is in the present moment.
Life is this, not something else.
November 6, 2019