This morning I want to share with you a poem from the brilliant American poet, Mary Oliver. It comes from her book entitled, “Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver.”


“When I moved from one house to another
there were many things I had no room
for. What does one do? I rented a storage
space. And filled it. Years passed.
Occasionally I went there and looked in,
but nothing happened, not a single
twinge of the heart.
As I grew older the things I cared
about grew fewer, but were more
important. So one day I undid the lock
and called the trash man. He took
I felt like the little donkey when
his burden is finally lifted. Things!
Burn them, burn them! Make a beautiful
fire! More room in your heart for love,
for the trees! For the birds who own
nothing – the reason they can fly.”*

More room in your heart for God.

Be a blessing to someone today!

*Oliver, Mary, “Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver,” Penguin Press, New York, 2017.

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