Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Poem by Mechtild of Magdeburg

A fish cannot drown in water
A bird does not fall in air.
In the fire of its making,
Gold doesn't vanish:
The fire brightens.
Each creature God made
Must live in its own true nature;
How could I resist my nature,
That lives for oneness with God?

6 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

How beautiful.

RevDrKate said...

It is indeed. Thanks.

Sherry said...

What a perfect answer to all those who have the "true" faith and seek to force it on others who see it differently. Thank you.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

dang i like that....

Barbara B. said...

dang i like it too! :)

Anonymous said...

This is so true... yet how can we teach that our true nature longs to live in oneness with God?

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