For Spiritual Thursday, we are reflecting on the word “Merciful” today, Bobbie Ann Taylor’s One Little Word.
A Merciful Cinquain
clouds my vision
like fog in the morning
drapes the coming sunshine in
Every morning I drive to my school in the country while the sun rises. I am often in awe of the way the light plays in the sky. This image of fog covering the sun made me think about my feelings of failure. These are natural, I suppose, as a teacher who cares deeply for her work with children and as a writer putting her words out to the world every day.
Liz Steinglass inspired me to use a cinquain form (2, 4, 6, 8, then 2 syllable lines.)
One tenet of faith that I have trouble grasping is mercy. We are already forgiven even before we ask it. When I fail, I tend to wallow in self-doubt. I need to repeat the mantra I am worthy until I believe it.
“Surely goodness and mercy will follow all of my days. I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23