“Yes” or “No”

           Let your word be “Yes, Yes” or “No, No.”
                           —Matthew 5.37

God, give me grace
that my “Yes” be Yes,
my “No” be No,
that I be clear.

May I stand for what I stand for,
that my Yes or No be true,
even when it upsets people,
when they want me to waffle.

Save me from their fear
of being disagreed with.
Save me from my fear
that I’m not worthy of my opinion.

To what is yes,
I bow deeply with my yes.
To what is no,
I bow deeply with my no.

I pray that I may discern clearly,
and be at peace,
hearing always your Word,
your “Yes, Yes, Yes.”

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“Yes” or “No”

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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