Today’s Poem: Sheep-feeding

Today’s Poem: Sheep-feeding

Sheep-feeding

“Lovest thou me?”… then … “Feed my sheep.”
He was emphatic about it — repeating it three times —
to stress the imperative directive.

How do you do it?

I feed sheep
when I heal someone through prayer
when I listen to a friend
when I cook for my husband
when I homeschool my children
when I volunteer in my church and community
when I share my art and poetry and photography

I feed sheep
when I love and smile,
am compassionate and care
when I am patient and kind,
affectionately encouraging good

I feed sheep

when I courageously stand up for Truth
when I see beauty and hope everywhere
when I humbly express my uniqueness
Sheep-feeding is our explicit calling

There are thousands of ways to meet the requirement
— that all amount to the same thing —
nurturing others:

The Christ in me honors the Christ in you.

Ever practical, what goes around comes around…
until it eventually revolves full circle
and you must receive it
as much as offer it.

Are you or others famished?
What is the quality and quantity of your feed?

 

Polly Castor
3/5/09

 

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

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