The Great Teachers in Life

Four hands, each making a letter, spell the word "LOVE." In the background is water and sky.

We seekers are on a quest:
A quest to discover truth and meaning.
Sometimes we think we’ve found it—
Wrapped up, glimmering with newness
Straight off the intellectual assembly line.
All the answers right here for us
And others, if they’d only listen.

But truth has a way of coming in disguise,
Sometimes wearing rags and sometimes finery,
But so often cloaked from our immediate sight.
And sometimes, that which we have rejected,
That which we have let go of
Or decided was only for others
But not us—
Can be our teacher.

Let our time of worship be an acknowledgment
Of the never ending journey toward truth and meaning,
And our appreciation of those we learn from along the way.