Tuesday, August 18, 2009

UNSETTLE ME, SETTLE ME

Sometimes I need to be unsettled, sometimes I need to be settled

Unsettle me.
Unsettle my settledness
Which breeds complacency.
Unsettle my settledness
Which is the playground of vanity
And spiritual pride.
Agitate my soul
To hear and see again
The pain and promise
Which brought You near.

Settle me.
Settle my unsettledness
Which breeds anxiety.
Settle my unsettledness
Which is the playground of discontent
And spiritual shallowness.
Anchor my soul
To Word and Sacrament
The substance and promise
Which You bring near.