To give and give and go on giving
requires the balance of a javelin in flight,
the gymnast dancing on a beam,
the hurdler as she hits her stride.
To move with grace outside your comfort zone,
take a stand for justice, pray for peace
in ways that are not mere longing,
asks for courage, compassion, commitment
not given unless we train ourselves
to receive them.
To know the source of life and be life-giving
far beyond our means,
is to be a disciple of the One who ran the race
and won the prize
in cross and crown
by persistently remembering:
God is abundance.