6-1 Vanity

Vanity

If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
—Mt. 6:23

When You empower me to move with grace—
A kindly word, writing a needed check,
Calling 9-1-1- to report a wreck,
Soothing a grieving soul with warm embrace—
The world feels like a transcendental place.

But if I relish in what good I do,
The Master’s words shine in the depths within:
Where does my light end and darkness begin?
Do I elevate me, or acclaim You?
Even when I obey, I wish I knew.