HOLINESS — Poem by Youlika K. Masry

“The Christian’s sanctification is a

gift of God which we cannot claim.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer-


no man can pursue

as if it were a prize;

one may declare his intention

before the Throne of God

to be her arduous suitor

but then must return

to what is solely his own,

Messiah owned,

and search between the blades

of his grass

if, per Grace,

it has started pushing there

like gentle chamomile



Youlika K. Masry


(May 29, 2009)

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