Its A Hard Business Being Human

Instead of struggling to not be conformed to this world,
why not practice further prying open the breastbone
of our fragile existence, reaching deeper into creation’s
core to seize more and more of the pulsing fist of life?
Instead of straining to keep yourself unspotted from this world,
why not say I do to flesh and blood, and commit yourself to
a people and a place, and vow to love and be loved in return?
Its a hard business being human. Its much easier to hover
above your days like some Casper the holy out-of-touch ghost.
But even if your job performance is mediocre, the consolation
for trying is you’ll end up with memories instead of regrets.
Leave cleverness to the angels. Set your mind on things below.

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  1. Gwen Acres on April 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    “…seize more of the pulsing fist of life”. Perfect!!

  2. wynnegraceappears on April 28, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Man oh man oh man. “casper the holy out of touch ghost”.

  3. Diana Trautwein on April 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    And grab that life below for all its worth, that’s what I say. Enough hovering already.

  4. tonia on April 29, 2014 at 12:58 am

    “why not practice further prying open the breastbone…” yes, exactly. Such courage required.

  5. Sandi on April 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Speaks to me ever so clearly, thank you.

  6. Sarah Oyerinde on April 30, 2014 at 12:45 am

    So much tension here. Because, while God does speak to us, he also requires us to live and speak the things we hear from him here on earth, so as to bring his goodness and light into the world. We are to give his love and receive his love.

    Good words, sir.

  7. Connie Rohde on May 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    being human is our job…nothing more or less. The rest is up to God

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