I chose this path
believing it would
authenticate my desire
to speak and seek
That somehow degree
would provide credential
into the club

And yet on the other side
I realize
the letters after my name
will not permit me
entrance into any
hierarchy of supposed

That on the shadow side of
I will always be a resident Alien
in and not of
Qualified long before
letters etched their bold debut
It is hubris of knowledge really…

Because I am created
in the Image of God
I am qualified

The priesthood of ALL believers….
The Church
with or without
Deep Church

Part of the Body
perfectly autonomous
and deeply dependendent
working towards wholeness
in truth
and in