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What do you call it?
Is it that both
people and ideas
over time?
Or at least,
they can?
That bit by
itsy bit
these become
a good fit
in their own
Comfortable in
their own
Capable of expressing
their own
in a manner
clear and accessible?
Able to delight
in their own

Change is good.
It may be the only
in the end,
for it may be
the carrier
that transports
the unready
to the
threshold of
God’s own house,
Who comes graciously
to the door
with a smile
and a cup of hot chocolate
and says,
“Yes, come in please,
I’ve been expecting
I recognize you now
in your fullness.
Do you?”

(J McGinty, 11.15.14)



A native of the North Shore of Boston, I currently live on Long Island, New York. I worked at Boston College as the Acting Director of The Church in the 21st Century Center until August, 2010 and served until November 2016 as Canon for Formation, and Dean of the George Mercer Jr. School of Theology of the Diocese of Long Island. I am now Rector at the Church of Saint Anselm of Canterbury in Shoreham, New York.

One thought on “Moving

  1. Lovely, John. “Able to delight in their own reality.” A worthy aspiration for all of us. And I love the image of God inviting us for cocoa! Hope to consider this image when I sit down with my next cup. Many thanks for a Sunday morning inspiration.

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