between signing papers
standing at the printer
checking the voicemail
stamping the letter
kicking the printer
staring in the workroom fridge at everyone else’s food
we are actually doing a kind of magical work
we are actually making a difference in the world
we are actually building something true
we are actually unearthing something honest
we are actually seeking signs of the kingdom
but if we aren’t paying attention
and if we aren’t watching well
and if we aren’t listening earnestly
and if we aren’t walking humbly
we mistake the
and we think we are
missing out on the real work
for the details.
but kicking the printer counts as real work.
it counts as a part of seeking signs of the kingdom.
Help us pay attention.
Help us watch well.
Help us listen earnestly.
Help us walk humbly.
Even as we kick the printer.
108 S Church