A Reflection on Exodus 3:5

The thing about Zoom worship is,
if I asked you to take off your shoes,
which might be stressful
in a traditional sanctuary ¬–

half of you don’t have them on
in the first place,
which says something
about the holiness of home.

Another group
are remembering an invitation
that defined some place as holy
maybe a church
or maybe a home —

but it was really paved
in broken glass
and the person you are
was never safe there.

Others may be unwilling
to become vulnerable
at the turn of a preacher’s phrase,
because of a long history
of stubbed toes
when trying to get close to hope.

But at least one person realizes
they have never been asked before
to get skin-close,
embarrassing bunion-and-big-toe close
to an experience with God.

Which is why I am asking …

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2 Responses to A Reflection on Exodus 3:5

  1. Elisa says:

    This: but it was really paved
    in broken glass
    and the person you are
    was never safe there.
    Especially, is so poignant to me.

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