We Do Our Own Work, Part 2

Every night our dreams show us how it is in our life,

As if to say, “This is how it is–what are you going to do about it?”

Every night, the same question:

“This is how it is.

What are you going to do about it?”

We grow up

By facing up to how it is with our life,

And doing what needs to be done about it.

Every night we get a mirror:

“This is how it is in your life.”

And a question:

“What are you going to do about it?”

Every day, we get another opportunity

To look in the mirror,

And work out our answer to the question.

Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters, three sons-in-law, and five granddaughters, and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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