Lent 15 – Unnecessary rules…

Don’t make up unnecessary rules….

my friend commented on my declaration

about walking every day…

he was right of course,

my friend,

a couple of days of walking doesn’t mean

I should resolve to walk everyday.

Should is such a loaded word,

like must, and ought,

they add a layer of guilt,

enable the possibility of failure,

which leads to a downward spiral, where

hitting the bottom I say

I shouldn’t feel like this,

I must have done something wrong,

I ought to do more….

be more,

I should try harder,

I must try harder,…

you get the picture….

So, it’s out with the unnecessary rules,

the burdens I place upon myself,

I will change should to “would like to”,

and will promise not to beat myself up if I don’t…

Maybe I am learning to simply be.


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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