10 September: Mercy

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I once created my own woodland garden.

Upon a little hill its beauty stood.

I delved, like Adam, freely giving pardon

to weeds and stones in my forgiving wood.

 

The boulders placed there by God’s hand I used.

The wild flowers, darlings mine, I tamed.

I delved – I delved like Adam, unconfused:

like him I knew my fault and was ashamed.

 

Yet God was partner here, not Adam, merely –

my fault my Lord  ignored through sun and shade,

his gaze of mercy chastened me severely –

uneven partnership – he gave – he gave –mercy.carving. (328x640)

 

my shame was all he wanted, all he took.

He sunk it in the earth without a look.

SJC.

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