Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sleeping in

Ah, the perspective that years bring.  It is rainy and the house is under construction and my daughter just got in the door after sleeping at a friend*s house after Homecoming.  I do not have a Sunday obligation, at least not the same Sunday obligation most of my clergy colleagues do.  The 10:30 service begins in three minutes and I (we) are not there.

I remember
My first year of seminary,
A senior decided
To sleep in every Sunday morning
For the whole year.
After all
He said
I will have to get up early
Every Sunday
Until I die.
That seemed cynical
To me,
Way back in 1980.
Where*s your dedication?
I thought
Is it a true calling?

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