John McNeill’s “If I am to live”

“For the mind set of the flesh is death, but the mind set of Spirit is life and peace.”

~ Romans 8:6, NASB

I must thrust myself upon discipline’s breast

if I am to ever live.

I have no peace, and it is a silent war;

it silences my soul.

 It skews the language of my spirit;

it opposes who I am and will become.

If I am to ever live,

I must trust a vision I will never see.

I must comfort a man who despises his flesh;

I must no longer tire.

I must deny all I perceive as human

if I am to ever live.

I must embrace a man humanity has never known;

I must love a man humanity has never accepted.

I must learn a man who has never lived

if I am to ever live.

This poem, an insightful reflection into the self, is featured on my husband’s new blog The Spiritual Walk.

 

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