How we have fallen from grace!
Our glory has been diminished
but its glimmer remains–
in our ability to love
to show mercy and compassion.
The fires have been banked,
the coals barely glow amid the ash,
and they will only be rekindled
if they are once again fed
by the Source of all goodness and truth.
Then the flames will be fanned to a roar
and the light of our lost, former glory
will pour out from us
like the sun’s dawning.