From the Vaults--A Meditation on the Shema



Hear, O Israel
the Lord your God--
the Lord is One.

There is no seam or division,
His will is one will, His direction is one direction
with no shadow of turning.
He is the eternal ascendant.

He is the garment of hope and love,
the prop and the mainstay
at the center of life
with Him life is hollow
with Him there is only
one way, eternally homeward.
Love Him
and you lean on Him.
Turn away from Him
and still he hold the place at the center,
eternally patient,
ever-loving and kind.
He knows no deceit--
He is all love.

(from 17 November 1991)

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