Advent: Not Even Close

Not even close
to faithful waiting
Turns out I was
watching intently
but you came singing.

Not even close
to perfect discipleship
Raging as I do,
wandering restlessly
while you appear in peace.

Not even close
to getting my house
in order (in any sense of the word)
Only to remember
your foundation already laid.

Not even close
but you have already
drawn closer than a breath,
more intimate than touch.
Hallelujah — you are already near!

on Matthew 24:42

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