“But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion . . .”

                                                                                                                  Luke 15:20

First comes the divestment,

the division of all you have,

blessed, broken and given,  

like bread.   

Then the wait begins,

the long, empty hours and days

wherein you wander the vacant

halls of your life,

emptied of all that owned you.


Your life is a bowl now,


hollowed out,

exposing a growing

breadth and depth of love,

a willing humility.  

Then and only then

may you be filled

with compassion,

filled with that which reaches out

beyond the borders of you,

beyond emptiness,

to embrace

one come home.

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