We can do better.
There's room for improvement.
But all that's somehow superfluous, accidental.
Essentially we are unchanged
from start to finish, though our
bodies, minds, and circumstances
You see us as we are, good Lord,
our yearning souls.
Let us see each other as we are.
Show us the welcoming truth.
Photo of a stranger in a hooded yellow raincoat.
Photo copyright 2011; prayer, 2012 by Danny N. Schweers.