Sunday, June 26, 2011


Oh to live with passion!
to laugh, to dance, to sing
to see the beauty in everything:
minute flower, towering mountain or stately tree
or carefree poetry.

That the music I make would come from my heart
and that it would sing.
That the canvas beneath my brush
or the clay in my hands
might be a thing
of beauty.

Oh, that the life within me
would flow from the Life who gives life to all
freely and in abundance.
That the extravagance of the Creator
might seep into this life that is a gift
and that echoes of his creative passion
might be heard in my living.

Oh to live with passion!
to begin to see things rightly
and to love truly.
To surrender all so that what is mortal
might be swallowed up
by life.