Written by: Rachael Keefe

Sanctification Poem

I am on vacation this week so I am sharing a poem from my book, Barefoot Theology. It looks prettier in the book since Wordpress does not like to maintain spacing, but …

Sanctification Poem

I am on vacation this week so I am sharing a poem from my book, Barefoot Theology. It looks prettier in the book since Wordpress does not like to maintain spacing, but you get the general idea here. Just picture this poem spreading across the page like waves on the beach.

2014-07-24 20.11.31
Sanctification

Shore
Wind
tears
back
hair
rips
into
clothes

I stand open

Pull away
Submerge
Autumn
Clothes fall

I plunge and swim

Enveloped
Sustained

Naked strokes
against the tide
fight wave
after wave

Exhaustion

Surrender

Floating under
stars above
wind driving waves
I give thanks
I am home
in Grace

Come
Holy Spirit
Come

sun rises
I swim again

courage
submission
no struggle

only Love
more fully myself
in the fullness of Christ

RCL – Year B –  Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 17, 2015
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm 1
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19

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About Rachael Keefe

Rachael is an author, a pastor, a teacher, and a poet. Her latest book (The Lifesaving Church - Chalice Press) is on faith and suicide prevention. She is currently the pastor of Living Table UCC in Minneapolis, and has launched a spiritual direction practice.

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