The Lord my Bed

Scared, scared, I run to you
and hide in the Lord my Bed, who covers me

© Meisaan Chan

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Allowing God to sift you

means allowing God to remove
anything and everything that obstructs,
especially the self

© Meisaan Chan

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On the road to me

It takes courage to pursue yourself
and even more courage to let the self go:
Both are needed on the road to me

© Meisaan Chan

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the humble god

You can squeeze me into anywhere in your life
– I will fit onto the head of a pin –
so deep is my desire to be with you

© Meisaan Chan

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Why union makes sense

The heart of the soul is God.
That is why union makes sense: God melding with God
and why deeply connecting with others makes sense: God melding with God

© Meisaan Chan

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Maps that aren’t true

It is not true that every map leads to its promised end:
That following the map of money will lead to money
That following the map of power will lead to power
That following the map of security will lead to security;
Lots of promises, most broken
Stay alert

© Meisaan Chan

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Spiritual Paradox

Unknown, unknown is the way
unknown is the Lord
yet within me is the Lord’s intimacy

© Meisaan Chan

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