January 2, 2019

If wishes were dishes I have service for eight
with egg cups, finger bowls, each kind of plate
and a plethora of items, yes for soup to nuts
If intentions were flatware, each course’d be fresh-set
marrow spoons to butter knives, it’s a safe bet.

[_ga- a take-off of the old Scottish nursery rhyme
“If fishes were dishes…”, 02jan19]

In other words_


The testimony of John the Baptizer is quite simply one that reflects in our mind in our true prayer and worship. The contemplation of the things of God drives us into this space where we are accepted by God because of our Lord Jesus the Christ, and we are kept in our faith by communion through God the Holy Spirit, by the will of God the Father. Thanks be to God. In this way we muddle through walking by the Spirit just as we live by the Spirit. If I am the focus of my spiritual life, then I am not walking by faith but rather in the shadowlands as it were… on the perimeter of disdain about His call that I offer myself a living sacrifice which is my spiritual worship. Let us look not to circumstance or experience to guide us, such is the means of the spiritual heathen. We are born of God, inheritors in the family of God, His royal priesthood and holy nation. So let us look to Christ Jesus, with all desire and comfort as we drink our coffee, ride the bus, rub elbows with our fellow worldlings. This is walking in His steps.