For me, Vic, a major part of the 'reorienting" going on in my life and relationships is being "exposed". This poem, shared with me by a friend, opens up a hidden box tucked away in the closet of my heart and soul. Read it slowly once and then come back to it a few more times. Are you being exposed in this time of
"stay at home" living? For more of my story, tune in next week.
"We’ve all been exposed.
Not necessarily to the virus
(maybe...who even knows🤷🏼♀️).
We’ve all been exposed BY the virus."
Corona is exposing us.
Exposing our weak sides.
Exposing our dark sides.
Exposing what normally lays far beneath the surface of our souls,
hidden by the invisible masks we wear.
Now exposed by the paper masks we can’t hide far enough behind.
Corona is exposing our addiction to comfort.
Our obsession with control.
Our compulsion to hoard.
Our protection of self.
Corona is peeling back our layers.
Tearing down our walls.
Revealing our illusions.
Leveling our best-laid plans.
Corona is exposing the gods we worship:
Our sense of security.
Our favorite lies
Our secret lusts
Our misplaced trust.
Corona is exposing the gods we worship...
Corona is calling everything into question:
What is the church without a building?
What is my worth without an income?
How do we plan without certainty?
How do we love despite risk?
Corona is exposing me.
My mindless numbing
My endless scrolling
My careless words
My fragile nerves.
We’ve all been exposed.
Our junk laid bare.
Our fears made known.
The band-aid torn.
The masquerade done.
So what now? What’s left?
What Corona reveals, God can heal.
Come Lord Jesus. Have mercy on us."
by Sarah Bourn
Vic and Monique
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