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Quid Pro Quo

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In a culture lacking
  deepened faith,
    love is merely quid pro quo,
  with every transaction
measured and recorded.

This is the world
  of anxiety, fear, and scarcity;
    a confused world, thirsty
    for intimacy without shame,
  and hungry to know and
be known without judgment.

Only when we learn how
  to sit still and silent
    with ourselves, will we be able
  to recognize the rhythmic beat
    of unconditional love and
  the abundant pool of grace
in which we float.

Give us courage, O Lord,
  to set aside all infatuation
    built on "because"
  and let the richness
    of mercy grounded
  in "even though"
be our daily companion.

© 2016 Todd Jenkins

 

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2 responses

  1. Beautiful, thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    October 4, 2016 at 10:09 am

  2. I want, no I need, no I am driven to comment on this! Although I am at the same time speechless. Absolute truth, beautifully written! Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    October 4, 2016 at 11:02 am

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