1076 posts tagged Reminder
"Before you go on and tell me how much you love me, please reconsider every situation where I could possibly fail you and whether or not you’d still be willing to allow the aforementioned trio of syllables to dance off your lips. Before you say “I love you” please understand that those words are warmly embracing, not only your perception of who I am today but, every part of me you’ll soon discover. I’m a multi-layered composition of acrylics smeared on canvas and the opaqueness of each coat only serves to hide my true colors; the imperfections that lie caked beneath a hardened exterior. I tell you this in advance so when you begin to unravel these bandages wrapped around my chest, you don’t find the bruised heart and dismal soul housed within this dilapidated shell of a man, repulsive. I’m not asking you to love me perfectly but to love me graciously. So when pain, inevitably, seeps through the cracks and you begin to look back and question my every intention, you’ll be reminded of the imago dei being redeemed within me. You’ll be reminded to love me, and see me, as God intended me. Im not looking for a love that’s holy but simply for you to love me wholly. That your love would take part in the triune commune that’s reclaiming me. I’m not asking you to condone my failures but for your love to be the balm pressed against my brokenness. May this beautiful struggle tell of the love that redeemed us."
- Ramses | His Living Poetry