(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in accepting you ‘as is,’ so you can accept me ‘as is,’ and not expect anyone but Jesus ‘as is’ Lord”)
You expect them to modify their ways.
It’s like asking them to be who they’re not.
A duck is a duck, not a cow to graze.
Accept them “fall short.” Otherwise, long shot!
I expect them to stroke my huge ego.
When they don’t, I push them away. They go.
That is why “go” is in “ego.” I know
they “go” because I am a handful. So?
“God, grant us serenity to accept,
not expect.” We must let them be themselves,
so that we can be ourselves. We “go” wept
for those we’ve lost. We place “let down” on shelves.
Jesus is Who we need. The rest is swept.
He’s NO e”go.” We accept, not expect.