Dying to live

teach me to die,

so I can live,

to die to my

negative internal chatter

telling me that I am not enough,

where can’t and don’t

are repeated in equal measure

keeping me alive,

but a breath of risk

from life itself…

teach me to die,

to fall,

to fail,

my way into real living,

to take the step beyond

my doubts,

and the grave clothes of my minds

churnings, then help me

to bear my power,

to be the real me,

draw me out if hiding,

teach me to die,

that I might live….

The Raising of Lazarus ~ (Icon from a private collection, Athens. 12-13th century) ~ “Though I lie in bonds, O Savior,” Lazarus cried from below to Thee his Deliverer, “yet shall I not remain forever in the depth of Hell, if Thou wilt only call to me, ‘Lazarus, come out;’ for Thou art my Light and my Life.”

About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and 2 lovely grandsons). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off! I love walking, swimming and photography, I dabble with paint and poetry...
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