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That the glory may be of God

A poem from Luci Shaw’s The Sighting (Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois: 1981):

Romans 10:20-21; 2 Cor. 4:7

Each day he seems to shine
from the more primitive pots
the battered bowls

Service may polish silver &
gold up to honor
& I could cry to glitter
like porcelain
or led crystal

But light is a clearer
contrast through my cracks
& flame is cleaner seen
if its container
does not compete

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