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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Because I

Because I,
emphasis on I,
cannot conceive of Your limitless power
that simply speaks,
and galaxies suddenly appear
from utter nothingness,
therefore I am tempted to believe
You do not exist.

Because I,
emphasis on I,
cannot conceive of Your limitless love
that loves me
despite all I’ve done
that only I know I’ve done,
therefore I am tempted to believe
You do not really love me that much.

Because I,
emphasis on I,
cannot conceive of Your forgiveness
that reaches into the utter depths of my depravity
and washes me spotless,
therefore I am tempted to believe
You have not truly forgiven me
of all I’ve done.

Because I,
emphasis on I,
cannot conceive the infinite mind, heart and motive
of an infinite God,
I am therefore tempted to believe
it is all a superstitious myth.

Can such arrogance be more profound?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Arrogance? Or fear? Maybe they are the same thing. Thanks for making me think.

Richard Maffeo said...

You're welcome. Glad to make people think :)