Recognition of worthiness unites wisdom and worship. This past week I’ve been thinking about this connection, and about holding together authority with vulnerability, justice with trust, and conviction with risk.
I’ve been writing the below on a train to Manchester by way of processing.
it strikes me that
wisdom and worship are
in my mind’s eye
they are dressed in woven silks
and treading a forest path together.
wisdom and worship
take no shortcuts,
their footsteps are definite.
marked by an ease of trust
and steadfast conviction,
they hold to justice
the air around them
chatters the hushed awe of peace.