(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in being available [NOT unavailable] for God’s Channel of Love and Peace”)
You always say, “Give me this! Give me that!”
You need to be a channel for your needs,
who God works through, not you as a spoiled brat
wreaking havoc with wants at lightening speeds.
I say, “Give me mercy! Help me grow! Go!”
A channel is not a genie conjured
up for wishes. It’s me as ebb and flow,
as God and journey Home to be honored.
“Make me a channel of Your Love and Peace.”
Thank you, St. Francis, for giving us lengths
to travail, widths to swell, heighths to increase
as we rise with Jesus who channels strengths.
It’s going to take a full dismantle
of ego to give way to God’s Channel.