Choosing with Teresa of Avila

Christ has
no focus                       no eyes                 no nightmare
but yours                   but yours                     but yours

Christ has
no delight                     no body                 no distraction
but yours                 but yours                 but yours

Christ has
no tenderness                 no hands                    no isolation
but yours                 but yours                 but yours

Christ has
no melody                 no tongue                  no denial
but yours                 but yours                  but yours

Christ has
no foundation                 no feet                 no lifelessness
but yours                 but yours                 but yours

Christ has
no peace                no presence             no violence
but yours                 but yours                 but yours

naught but yours

Coffee

O Most Holy,
O Most Inspiring,
O Most Enlivening
Fount of Daily Renewal:

overflow abundantly upon our dust

that the stiff joints of our spirits
might leap
with joyful wonder,

that the bleary eyes of our hearts
might open
to recognize you,

that the dragging feet of our faith
might race
to your next revelation.

We drink you in with thirsty delight,
no longer numb to holiness,
no longer wary of life,
but renewed.