Winter’s Grace

Even as a child I knew that
Winter was God’s favorite.

Barren trees boldly proclaiming
their truths, no modesty to speak of,
just naked bark & fleshy scars,
storied limbs of lovers, and
children crawling through labyrinthine
branches twisted like souls knotted together.

That is winter
God’s favorite season.

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Eckhart’s Wisdom

Go away and sink deeply into yourself…”
where angels soar and fear to tread,
where dreams are battered about by the wind,
but hoist their sails majestically strong against
the wind out racing Jonah’s leviathan.

Go away and sink deeply into yourself…”
and learn the truth of a stone, reposing into
the earth, all hard and content, wanting nothing
save God.

Go away and sink deeply into yourself…”
and let the Spirit hollow out your soul
leaving room for no one else save Jesus.