Awkwardly, Grace

There he is: words made flesh.

Vulnerable, his smile a

little uncertain, naïve, nervous and

yet not without purpose.  A man

with a question.

His curiosity piques mine as

his perseverance presses me past

points aware.  His lumbering

echoes are a kind of grace too, nearly not

known yet shown in an

awkwardness that takes me in.


7 thoughts on “Awkwardly, Grace

  1. shoreacres says:

    Interesting. We so often oppose grace and awkwardness that when they’re juxtaposed, as you have here, it catches us off guard.

    What an interesting thought: graceful and grace-filled aren’t necessarily the same thing. And why is it that we find awkward puppies charming, but awkward people embarassing?

    I especially like the straightforwardness of, “A man with a question.” Aren’t we all — if only we’d admit it.

    • agjorgenson says:

      Good questions on the puppy business. In some ways my understanding of grace has been informed by The Idiot. The Christ like character in the novel (forgot the character name) is forever bumbling, and awkward, but concretizes the Reign of God in a way that I rarely find in most portrayals of Jesus.

  2. jannatwrites says:

    Beautifully written. Awkwardness is intriguing. I like shoreacres’ comment about graceful and grace-filled not being the same thing. So true.

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