Wednesday, October 5, 2016

burden

walking the path
in these heavy robes
soaked
in fall rain

doing the work
performing
the tired monk duties
praying, reaching out
serving

lessening
the burden
that distance
from God

20 comments:

  1. You are doing good work, Tired Monk........whether robes grow heavy or light, you are steadfast. Always lovely to see you posting.

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  2. That distance between us and God--that is the issue--really a touching write for me today

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  3. i get it (now)...

    hafiz-

    your separation from God,
    From love,

    Is the hardest work
    In this
    World.

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  4. Beautiful..the heavy robes work very well as a metaphor.

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  5. I can feel the weight of the robes, through heavy tears that weigh the heart down.

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  6. Simple, succinct, and conveying so much.

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  7. Maybe words can lift the weight of that robe... maybe it's the same we weight we can share.

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  8. Yes, for me, too, work has lessened the burden. I hope that God shows me the turn in this road.

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  9. "doing the work
    performing"

    I feel this.

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  10. Such peace and tranquility in your words!!

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  11. Thankfully, monks go about their work as the world turns...........

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  12. the imagery is both stark and rich.. I imagine the burden as the soil and the monk working the land bringing him closer to God.. As so often getting out hands dirty does

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  13. I agree with Jae's comment re-the imagery is both dark and rich.

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  14. There is much to be said for praying, reaching out, and serving....

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  15. "lessening
    the burden
    that distance
    from God"

    A call to holiness yet you remain human until call to another realm, so tiredness is part of the programme

    Have a blessed Sunday

    much love...

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  16. Yes, but remember there are no burdens only tasks that keep us in stride with our souls.
    ZQ

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  17. lessening
    the burden
    that distance
    from God

    Truly a noble vocation Bro Ollie!

    Hank

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  18. That distance from God. We sometimes closer othertimes distance- constant work to balance...bkm

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