May I Have This Dance?

I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.   John 17:23


Something within me denies my arrhythmic feet.

     A voice challenges:


Follow the steps of falling snow,
     the sway of new flowers,
     the fury of the sea,
     the whirl of autumn leaves.




Grant rhythm to my rooted feet, O Lord,

     So the whispers of my dreams
          stir my spirit
          set my blood tapping
          create an ache for

               deep within

that I may evermore


with you.


RCL – Year C – Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 8, 2016
Acts 16:16-34
Psalm 97
Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
John 17:20-26





CC0 image by Petra

“Perichoresis” is from Barefoot Theology

About rachaelkeefe

Hi. I am a pastor, an author, a painter, and a poet. My latest book is available now to order from Chalice Press, The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention (
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