Friday, September 22, 2006

Psalm 7 The Monsters in My Closet

The monsters in the closet of my heart
   have snatched me away—they threaten to devour me.

What did I do to deserve this?
   I try to be good.
   I honor my friends and family.
  I don’t take advantage of the weak or the poor.
I know something about my own wounds and flaws.
Speak from your Judgment seat in the sky and tell me that I’m innocent!

(No, my dear, you know it doesn’t work that way. And you know you are not innocent.)

I am not innocent. Instead of judgment,
I should ask for your love
I try to quiet myself to notice it—you have a
   very soft touch.
And the monsters in the closet of my heart
They posture and threaten and fuss.
Do you love them, too?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Monsters in my closet!" How Apt!