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Melissa Wagner

The Metaphorical Christian Life

Shivering in the cold,
walking briskly,
holding the cup of hot chocolate with both hands.

A thought came to me,
a metaphor it's called,
but it seemed to be true.

The metaphor,
to be explained clearly,
is this...

The cold is life,
our troubles,
our problems.

God it the cup of hot chocolate,
warming us, both
inside and out.

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The Journey without shortcuts

The Journey traveled without shortcuts,
is a journey worth taking.
For there are no shortcuts,
to any place worth going.

The destination does not matter,
but the Journey to it does.
For at the destination,
you will not learn anything.

You will not accomplish much either.
On the Journey to it, however,
you learn many things,
and accomplish much.

On the Journey,
you learn. You learn that,
'We are not human beings on a spiritual journey,
but spiritual beings on a human journey.' (-my good friend Joe)

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