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True Love


Photo by Donna Repa

The secret to not being
afraid of being known
is letting God love you
for who you are.

The catalyst for this mystery
is called "forgiveness".

As long as we are afraid
of accepting this gift,
we are swinging
the business end
of a double-edge sword.

On one side,
we are gouged
by the guilt
of our own brokenness.

On the other,
we are sliced
by a fear of
and fixation on
the brokenness of others.

Love, which sees all
but chooses to focus on
and feed the flower
of hope, is the only antidote.

© 2016 Todd Jenkins

2 responses

  1. Do you happen to follow Richard Rohr’s daily devotion. This is so complementary — one of those “I wish I had written this poem.”

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    December 29, 2016 at 7:59 am

    • I do receive Rohr’s daily devotional, and though this was written months ago, both its writing and the choice to schedule it for today (made last week) are heavily influenced by him.


      December 29, 2016 at 8:43 am

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