Asking is not enough

So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.  (Luke 11:9-10)

Matthew 7:7 (Commentary)

Asking is not enough,
says Bede
the venerable

We must diligently seek

Read the blueprint
heart’s desire

Lay the first stone

On stone and stone
the house
reveals itself

Plan becomes a home

I must lay my heart
(rejected stone)
firmly in place

Daily build the home I seek

Rodger Patience
Mepkin Abbey + July 1998


1 thought on “Asking is not enough

  1. Scott Elliott

    Go ahead and talk about him because he makes you doubt
    Because he has denied himself the things that you can’t live without
    Laugh at him behind his back just like the others do
    Remind him of what he used to be when he comes walkin’ through

    He’s the property of Jesus
    Resent him to the bone
    You got something better
    You got a heart of stone

    Bob Dylan, “Property of Jesus”
    Copyright © 1981 by Special Rider Music


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