Faith: Covenant Relationship in Action
The faithfulness alive in us
Mirrors ancient hopeful belief,
The God who seems and knows,
The I-amness of the God who loves and destroys,
The courage and cowardice of Abraham,
The fancy and fear of Sarah,
The victimage and victory of Hagar.
The destitution and dream-vision of Joseph,
The obstinence and obedience of Moses,
The enthusiasm and extraneousness of Zipporah,
The pity and prayerful drunkness of Hannah,
The stupidity and strength of Samson,
The seductiveness and gentleness of Ruth:
These forge our spiritual DNA.
We move in the world
Amid contemplation and contemptuousness,
Joy and injustice,
Do we really believe?
The Undivided Soul