faults and flaws ( on loving myself)

today the wound is open

and the path ahead is hard,

I am picking over memories

and my faults and flaws

stand large and stark

like mountains silhouetted

against a sun-burnt sky,

I cannot hide,

I cannot run,

and if I turn my back

 those mountains

grow eyes that bore

into the centre of my soul,

so today I make a different choice,

I take a stand,

I own my wound, face those

mountains and call them out

by name,

I choose to love them,

these faults and flaws,

these shadows of mine,

I choose to love them,

to hold them,

to bind their

sores, to pour balm

onto their hardened places..

the mountains are gone now,

the way lies open before me,

and though I limp

more than a little

each new step now

brings

healing.

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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, and 2 lovely granddaughters). 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!
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