Monday, December 27, 2010

Penitent Knees









Today I confide again, hurting inside again
while knowing that I once again--

Have created this tragedy, asking how this has come of me--
that I still fall short in my sin?

So take all of my bumblings and infinite wanderings
and lose them in the vastness of your grace.

Take the prideful remains and the shame that just stains
and find them forgotten in your longsuffering love.

Today I'm made whole again, restored in my soul again
while your mercy falls heavy on me.

What moments ago was a tragedy now is a symphony
conquered on these penitent knees!

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