Do I deserve my wings
More than the next person?
Have I been called
To fly higher than my neighbour,
Do I soar through clear skies
Because I don’t deserve to be tethered,
Crushed by darkness?
If you knew me,
Really knew me,
You would realize that is not the case.
Although I’ve flown above the clouds,
I am beginning
(After almost half a century)
Why do I fly?
Why am I allowed to fly?
Why am I called to fly?
So I can call you to do the same.
So I can ignite your imagination.
So I can see clearly where I am needed most.
I apologize in advance for those times
Yet to come
When I will get so enraptured with the view
That I forget
There is a reason
Why I fly.
(Maybe for the first time, actually)
To fly for you.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself (Luke 10:27, ESV).