To Myself, Should I Live Long Enough

If approaching senility

(some might say I am already there)
just look at this poetry,
and so be reminded:  despite errors that have occurred,

you are still, and shall continue, as Starward

(on what some would say, expend no care).

Called to faith, you know Whom you have believed,

and, in the faith from Him received,

what you have commited to Him for that Day

will never be lost or cast away.
And though in practice of faith, you have failed and will fail,
Love through Grace, not earned by works, will prevail.
This is by His Command,

Who loses none of whom He protects in His Hand.

Write on, praise the Orthodox Faith's Christian verity;

the grandeur of its Liturgy;

and the comfort of its spirituality.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

JThe poem alludes to John 3:16-18a; 2 Timothy 1:12; Philippians 1:16; Ephesians 2:8; John 10:28-29.

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patriciajj's picture

Glowing with truth and

Glowing with truth and devotion and hope, this beautiful note to yourself will live on long past this fleeting journey. You realize that God's contract of grace is never broken, and that's all you need to carry you through. Though in mortal language, this transcript of the soul will shine—and live—in God's house forever. 


I was moved. 

Starward's picture

Thank you so much.  You have

Thank you so much.  You have said many fine things about my poems, but this one particularly goes into the innermost part of my soul and heart, for sure!


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