Called To Become


We are, each of us, called to become one in creation.

We invite you to take time to read this poem slowly, as a prayer, and allow it to sink into your soul.

 

Called To Become

You are called to become

One in creation.

No one is called to become

Who you are called to be.

It does not matter

How short or tall

Or thick-set or slow

You may be.

It does not matter

Whether you sparkle with life

Or are silent as a still pond,

Whether you sing your song aloud

Or weep alone in darkness.

It does not matter

Whether you feel loved and admired

Or unloved and alone

For you are called to become

One in creation.

No one’s shadow

Should cloud your becoming,

No one’s light

Should dispel your spark.

For the Lord delights in you,

Jealously looks upon you

And encourages with gentle joy

Every movement of the Spirit

Within you.

Unique and loved you stand,

Beautiful or stunted in your growth

But never without hope and life.

For you are called to become

One in creation.

This becoming may be

Gentle or harsh,

Subtle or violent,

But it never ceases,

Never pauses or hesitates,

Only is –

Creative force –

Calling you

Calling you to become

One in creation.

by Edwina Gately

 

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