Spiritual Formation For Kingdom Action

A Poem for Epiphany

O God,
who am I now?
Once, I was secure

in familiar territory
in my sense of belonging

unquestioning of 

the norms of my culture
the assumptions built into my language
the values shared by my society.

But now you have called me out and away from home
and I do not know where you are leading.
I am empty, unsure, uncomfortable.
I have only a beckoning star to follow.

Journeying God,
pitch your tent with mine
so that I may not become deterred
by hardship, strangeness, doubt.
Show me the movement I must make

toward a wealth not dependent on possessions
toward a wisdom not based on books
toward a strength not bolstered by might
toward a God not confined to heaven

but scandalously earthed, poor, unrecognized…

Help me find myself
as I walk in others’ shoes.


Kate Compston, England, 1990
From Bread of Tomorrow: Prayers for the Church Year

(Special thanks to The Transforming Center who posted this in their newsletter last year around Epiphany!)

God-Sightings
“God’s epiphany is on every leaf and around every bend–there is Shalom here.”

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