Saturday, January 28, 2017

For Keith

This is for a beloved friend, Keith Raske. We lived down the hall from each other in seminary. He was one of the few people whose ordinations I attended. I found him again a few years ago, doing what he has always done...being Keith. I have a small mandala he painted in a special spot in my house. We will see each other again...this I know.

Oh my friend
You have gone ahead
To scout out the terrain
Of Heaven.
I see you
Bowing to all the people
You knew in this life
In recognition
Of their Holiness,
They bowing
In recognition
Of yours.
I know
Simply know
Earth to Heaven
Heaven to Earth
Is richer
For your presence.

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