ACCEPT, NOT EXPECT

In a perfect world, a duck could be a cow or a cow could be a duck. But this is an imperfect world, so let a duck go “quack” and a cow go “moo.”

(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.

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