26 August 2018

Has there ever been a time?

Has there ever been a time when we did not 
Tend to stray from the straight and narrow,
And get tangled in the sinful affairs of others?
"How could such a thing happen?" That is what 
We say when we realize our iniquities 
And we are crushed with the burden of our sins.
Our eyes fill with pitiful tears of sorrow,
But with each teardrop should come a lesson.
Alas, where is our promise of faithfulness? 
Where is the remorse of our conscience? 
Oh Lord, you who keeps track of my many sins,
You in whom my soul takes refuge from my ego,
Remind me that only my undying faith in you 
Will deliver me from the abyss of oblivion. 
Wipe away the stain of guilt from my soul,
Replace my sorrow with boundless hope, 
Remove the stumbling block from my feet.
Oh Lord, I stretch out my arms to you. 
I thirst for you like a desert thirsts for water.
Reach out your hand from on high. Rescue me
From those whose mouths speak lies and whose
Right hand is a right hand of false friendship.
Lord, you are the one to whom I look.
Instill in me the truth that will set me free.


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I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. I have been living in Mexico since January 6th, 1999. I am continually studying to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and Mexican history and culture. I am also a student of Mandarin Chinese.