“Robin, Its Me Again”

Recently, my friends Mike and Al gave me a plaque that reads, “God, its me again.” I cherish it. I put it up in my office, where many people comment on it. We all identify with its simple statement about turning to God.

But, as I ponder this more, it has begun to dawn on me that God may have a similar plaque, reading, “Robin [or your name], its me again.”

I know people who say they feel as if God is not listening. They ask God to help with something, and then nothing happens. Or so they say. Sometimes, I wonder. Maybe the silence is God’s answer. Or maybe they missed God’s answer as it came through another person, or something else that happened.

At any rate, how do you suppose God feels when we don’t listen? When God tugs on my sleeve, and says, gently, “Robin, its me again,” and I ignore God, how do you suppose God feels?

Help me, God, to hear you.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

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