Listen

           A prophet is never accepted in their own hometown.
                           —Luke 4.24

Mother of Wisdom,
open my ears.
What is that truth-teller
closest to me
trying to tell me
that I don’t want to hear?

I give thanks for my defensiveness,
for it is my clue
that someone has struck truth.

Give me wisdom to listen,
courage to hear,
humility to accept,
and grace to change.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net