Our ancestors in faith were in exile
in distant Babylon,
this is undeniably true.
But am I also in exile,
when I babble on,
separating myself from you?

May I spend quiet time with you,
to listen deeply
to what you have to say.
Refresh me with your Spirit anew –
May I spend time in silence,
hearing how to follow on the way.

© 2012. Annabelle Peake Markey. All rights reserved.

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