showers of blessing

Warm gentle showers – 

Waters of life freely

Given to the bad as well as good alike

With no strings attached – blocked

Personas shaped by families of

Origin, genetics, cultures,

Influences of all kinds

Carve trenches, ruts, wadis of

Preconceptions, bias,

Pragmatic naturalism, and

Skepticism of the spiritual into 

Brains and souls, so that

Loving rains of grace cannot

Penetrate the soft black loam of the

Heart where seeds of mercy wait to

Sprout into justice

Loving baths of benevolence

Wash away in ditches of self

Leaving the spirit dry and


Wash away, 

Only to gather again in

Oceans of belovedness

Waiting to try again 

About Dr. Larry Taylor

Radical Anabaptist, Jesus Freak, Red Letter Christian, sailor, thinker, spiritual director, life coach, pastor, teacher, chaplain, counselor, writer, husband, father, grandfather, dog-sitter

Posted on January 21, 2023, in Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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