Weaker than Water

"In the world, there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it." –Lao Tzu

A Call to Worship (written for a church service)

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All that is Worthy of Praise


All that is worthy of praise,

direct your voices to we

who hardly

acknowledge the day.


Show us your perfect, pearly feline claw,

your dark dog lashes,

your figure in the fun-house mirror

telling us always to laugh.


Remind us of gardening hands,

the way waves eat a shoreline,

how a pair of pants fresh from the dryer

feels on a winter’s day.


Tell us when we spend more time searching

for the crack in the cup than we do making

the tea, when we revel in our own ruin, feasting

our minds on famished souls, rendering

ourselves only empty.


All that is worthy of praise,

when the rain pools on the pavement,

when lightening sears the sky,

and when thunder knocks at our very hearts,

give us wisdom to listen:

“I am here!  Come now.  Worship.”


Copyright Katherine M. Gotthardt

Nov. 2009




Author: All Things Writing, LLC

Katherine Gotthardt is CEO of All Things Writing, LLC, a full-service content development and content marketing company. A published writer and seasoned educator, Katherine leads a team of professionals on a mission to make clients shine online and in print.

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