My Inch

See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken – that is, created things – so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:25-29 NIV)

“We realize we know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 164)

How often have I refused to listen?
How many times have I
known enough, deemed
my choices sufficient, smart?
I know less than a inch in the
multi light-year universe
of knowledge
and stand here, smug.
How often have I missed
the wisdom God
wanted me to have?
Am I listening toda↵y?

God, let it be.


This is from a draft of the next book, responding to Galatians and the Big Book