Saturday, June 14, 2014

the weight of my log

I long for a day
when I can confess
that I stop short when
I am too sure of myself
my voice fettered
humbled in part
my tongue hesitant
to speak too far,
too much

remembering the log
heavy, uncomfortable
the log in my eye
the weight of the log
reminding me, (I hope)
that the log in my eye
is larger, larger by far
than the speck (I think I see)
in my neighbor’s eye

how can I even be sure
that the speck is there
my vision obstructed
by the log which I know is there
the log so familiar,
familiar pain, heavy,
the log ever present
how can I judge them
while the log is in there

June 14, 2014
the weight of the log
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by We Hyun Chang
June 14, 2014
edited May 30, 2014
Calling me sin – v4
edited May 15, 2014
Calling me sin – v3
edited May 12, 2014
Calling me sin – v2
May 10, 2014
Calling me sin
Luke 7:39
Luke 7:41-47
John 4:3-10
John 4:1-42
Samaritan Woman at the Well
“Chapter 5. Sinners, Outcasts and the Poor”
The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME

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