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Wikipedia photo of half-open doors by Klearchos Kapoutsis from Santorini, Greece

Poem: Doorway For Grace

By Christi Ortiz

My life,
a doorway for grace

Does goodness pass through?
Does my emptiness shine with the glory of God?

What is made manifest through me each day?
What does my being embody in this world?

How do I become more of a conduit
for love, beauty, justice, mercy, and kindness?

What stands in the way?
What opens me up?

What holds back my surrender?
To what do I cling?

What releases me and emboldens my faith?
What opens up my generosity, forgiveness, and compassion?

What enlarges my capacity for goodness?
How does Grace grow in me?

How does peace flow through me?
How is compassionate action made manifest through me?

I am a doorway for grace.
The world knocks.
Will I open?

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About Christi Ortiz

Christi Ortiz is a licensed marriage and family therapist by profession and a poet by passion.  She enjoys trying to put to words to that which is wordless and give voice to the dynamic and wild spiritual journey called life. She lives in Spokane with her husband and two children, Emmanuel and Grace. She loves the outdoors and meditating in the early mornings which gives rise to her poetry.

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