2015.09.17: the middle ground

Reflecting on the parable of the sinful woman; Lk 7:36-50

between the rapture of being
in the loving presence of God
and the agony of being deprived
of the senses of his presence
lies the middle ground
where choices are made
every moment of every day

the fall from grace
may be the consequence
of one bad choice
or a series of not-so-good choices
or simply not choosing at all

until one awakes
to the dull aching void
of the absence of God
the choice to turn back
cannot be made
and one lives unaware
whether given over to vices
or following passed down traditions
on the path of virtues
while being blissfully ignoring
the presence of God
even when he walks
in the flesh