(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in the ‘build us up in belief’ this daily leavened bread”)
You need a build up in belief for gain
that brings you from hopelessness to hopeful.
Believing in you to see you through pain
is like draining a wound to be boastful.
I build up in belief when I come down
hard, when hope is the fall ’cause I’m prideful.
I ask, “God? You know my nervous breakdown.
Help me?” God answers, “Build Me Up Rightful!”
“Blessed are those who don’t see but do believe.”
Doubting Thomas is us. We need the nails
from the wounds and our fingers to retrieve
what Jesus paid to believe “heads or tails?”
Building ourselves up is brief with much grief.
“Tear us down, God. Build us up in belief.”