Friday, August 24, 2007

Thought 1 - The Word by William C. Martin

You are a minister of the Word
but not of words.
The Word was in the beginning before words
and beyond words.
And whether they weave sophisticated patterns
of intellectual magic,
or they strike with passion
at the heart of the people’s emotions,
words are not Word
for the Word is inexhaustible.
One can only stand in wonder
and point.

from The Art of Pastoring: Contemplative Reflections

I connect with this poem on two levels.
  1. I think this goes beyond pastoring to any writer who seeks to connect at the deepest levels with a reader.
  2. It matches my notion of the most we can know and the best we can live.

No comments:

Post a Comment