Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Talefolk - Good Enough

With faltering steps, the old prophet drew near, reached out, and put a bony hand on his shoulder.

"In the name of God for Whom I speak," he called out, "your past, present, and future efforts are accepted of Him. Be free now to serve without worry or anxiety. This does not mean that you are perfect, that you will not have sore trials, or that you will not make mistakes. But God trusts your heart to learn from and correct your mistakes, and to ask for the help and strength you need. Go now. Your choices, plans, and actions will continue to fall short of the world's (and even your own) approval at times, but you will remember this moment and be comforted that God works His secret Will through all those who love and strive as you do."

Monday, February 3, 2014

We Are Broken

I am cracked and chipped.
I leak.
There are so many vessels that hold more water than me.

Oh. I see you are cracked too.
Wow! How'd you do that?
That is a weird break.
(Glad I'm not broken like that.)
(At least I can hold a little water.)
(Did I just say that out loud?)
(No. Whew! Good.)

WHOA! AAAGH! *Crash!*
Oh great! Just look at me now!
This is worse than that cup I saw the other day!
I am completely useless now!

I see you.
Don't worry about that.
It's just a scratch.
You wouldn't believe it to see me now
but I once was shattered into a thousand pieces.
I hope you never have to go through
what I went through.
(But you do.)
(Everyone does.)
(Did I just say that out loud?)
(No. Whew! Good.)
(I couldn't have handled it either.)