Teach us, O God,
The old stories that remind us
Who you are
And who we are.
Teach us
To pay attention,
To listen and see
What you are doing here,
Among us.
Teach us
To be more patient
In our frustrations and failures,
To be kinder
When we are not feeling kind,
To be peaceful
In the noise and turmoil
That would drown you out.
Teach us
To cherish each little joy,
To be grateful
In our endings.
Teach us, O God,
To love.
To love
To love.


--Timothy Haut