As If There Were Only One

photo by Josh Scholten

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us to love.
Saint Augustine

When I am one of billions
there can be nothing special
to attract attention
or affection

When I blend into the background
among so many others
indistinct and plain,
common as grains of sand

There is nothing to hold me up
as rare, unique,
or exceptional,
worthy of extra effort.

Yet it is not about my worth,
my work, my words;
it is about His infinite capacity
to love anything formed

by the touch of His vast hand,
the contraction of His immense heart,
the boundlessness of His breath reaching me
as if
as if
as if
I were the only one.

One thought on “As If There Were Only One

  1. When the use of “his” or “her” is used to refer to God, it limits “God” to a human perspective. Even if I am bound personally to the picture and experience of God as being male, yet I am denied a whole and holistic experience of God.

    Yet it is not about my worth,
    my work, my words;
    it is about God’s infinite capacity
    to love anything formed
    by the touch of God’s vast hand,
    the contraction of God’s immense heart,
    the boundlessness of God’s breath reaching me
    as if
    as if
    as if
    I were the only one.

    Like

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