You’d think it would get easier; figuring out what is important to do in a day.  Because, as it goes, each day makes a lifetime.

Kathleen Norris’ found poem, Imperatives, puts together Jesus’ spoken words on the subject.


“Look at the birds

Consider the lilies

Drink ye all of it




Enter by the narrow gate

Do not be anxious

Judge not; do not give dogs what is holy

Go:  be it done for you

Do not be afraid

Maiden, arise

Young man, I say arise

Stretch out your hand

Stand up, be still

Rise, let us be going…



Remember me.”

Today is before me; it is very clear right now what to do. Remember.

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