Thursday, May 7, 2009


One of the reasons I have felt called to ministry for all these years is that no two days are alike and that being invited to stand close to folks at all sorts of different times is a great privilege. My colleague is preaching this Sunday, so I have the luxury of several extra hours to do some different things. I've paid several visits to folks, lingered a little longer than usual during hospital and nursing home visits, worked on worship planning for the summer, and straightened up my desk. I like the serendipity of experiencing different rhythms to each day and even different weeks. It works for me, although I'm always tired at night....

Today I have a couple of community meetings, am getting a haircut, and have a wedding rehearsal for a weekend wedding. The charming couple whose wedding is this weekend have chosen to include e.e. cummings' poem i carry your heart with me
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)


I feel glad to have a call, which is like a heartbeat, with me through these interesting days.

6 comments:

Jan said...

After too much time spent at church today, I was wondering how one could be a priest/pastor. I understand more fully what it means to be called; no wonder I'm not. You are, and I am so happy for you and those you minister to, including us bloggers.

And I love e.e. cummings. Thank you!

Barbara B. said...

What Jan said re: the call! :)


And the e.e. cummings' poem is wonderful!

Purple said...

Welcome back...missed your presence. Always so good (as in deep good) to realize where the call resides.

Rev SS said...

"I like the serendipity of experiencing different rhythms to each day and even different weeks. It works for me ...I feel glad to have a call, which is like a heartbeat, with me through these interesting days." Amen, me too.

Diane said...

this was beautiful, and expresses so much of what I feel.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

what a beautiful poem...
and what a beautiful thing to have your sense of call reawakened...