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Ponderings of Grace ~ Baptism of the Lord

here I stand
to fulfill
what your faith in me
I will take the desert upon myself,
the absence of your answers,
your multifaceted, eloquent silence,
to allow the fruit of solitude
to ripen in me
as nourishment for others.
I will not run away, even when I become afraid
of the endless sand,
of the senselessness,
you silent one,
because you are never far.
Behind the dune
are your footsteps,
you remain unrecognized
in the wind driving the sand.
Above all is the sky,
your understanding eye.


--Bonnie Kozemchak, SSJ Associate