kénōsis

Like many other people I am sharing in the #BigRead14 using Stephen Cherry’s book Barefoot Prayers as my Lenten resources. I hadn’t intended to write anything here in response to it. However, today I felt the need to write something so I thought I would “answer back” to his poem/prayer Fullness of Life. I answer with the kénōsis because in order to be filled we might first need to consider emptying ourselves.

 

I hear your prayer for fullness;

you brim over

with God-knows-what.

Oh, if only you would stop

fall

pour yourself out.

 

Know this,

I choose to fill only your surrendered space.

I do not force and displace

but give by love to that created place

that you have crammed with God-knows-what

 

“Give me!”

I give you this path to walk.

Take off your shoes

embrace the barren wilderness

and in the desert

I will fill your hungry soul.

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