There is so much cleaning to be done,
and invitations should have gone out
yesterday - when he was
still a kindergartener, and I had
veto power over her wardrobe choices.
Did you feel this way when Jesus walked -
proud, and scared for him, wondering
where the years had gone to?
Dear Lord, I would like to know,
what time Martha will arrive
to take charge of the kitchen
before I lose my mind
Did you feel this way while tolerating yet another
change of plan: carpentry, wilderness studies,
teaching, hospitality management, political science?
Divine Spirit, breathe in me this day,
as I cannot hold back holy tears.
Shall we baptize this turning together?