We arrange our lives as best we can, to keep your holiness at bay,
with our pieties,
our secret ideologies,
Safe, virtuous, settled.
And then you –
you and your dreams,
you and your visions,
you and your purposes,
you and your commands,
you and our neighbors.
We find your holiness not at bay,
but probing, pervading, insisting, demanding.
And we yield, sometimes gladly, sometimes resentfully, sometimes later… or soon.
We yield because you, beyond us, are our God. We are your creatures met by your holiness, by your holiness made our true selves
And we yield. Amen
(Walter Brueggemann, Awed to Heaven, Rooted to Earth )