Pilate

            Pilate said to him,
           “Do you refuse to speak to me?
           Do you not know that I have power to release you,
           and power to crucify you?”
                           —John 19.10

Oh Mystery,
you put yourself in my hands
like a fine, fragile vase.
I can set you down or show you,
hide you or drop you.
I can honor you or hurt you.
But I can’t be rid of you,
I have to choose.
Alas, you know
at times I will do all of these.
And still you put yourself in my hands.
Give me faith to trust your trust in me.
Give me love to choose well.
Oh Beloved, because I love you
I put myself in your hands.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net