Being alone with God
means that we can hide nothing.
Any facades we might put on for the benefit of others
Distractions into which we could deliberately escape
have to go.
We stand here, before God,
exposed and unprotected,
aware only of our poverty of spirit.
And God comes to us
at the very point where we most need him.
I open my heart to you.
Pour your warmth into my hurts,
your mercy into my failings,
and your love into those parts of myself
which I cannot even name.
For that is everything.