Cafe' fills with the aroma of brewing coffee,
A college girl attends to the counter, serving.
She assures me that she's liberated, modern.
Old styles of behavior play no role in her life.
So, I test her claim with a simple question,
"Would you be interested in a penniless boy?"
She hesitates and then admits, "Probably not."
A "got ya !" smile brakes out across my face,
"See, you have not yet transcended the mold.
You are far less liberal than you had imagined.
Your love is not yet pure - not totally selfless."
She gestures me in self surprised agreement.
Today, while driving this very story resurfaces.
Now, the very same question points in my way,
"What if my Creator enters my life penniless,
Not filling my goblet with His sweet blessings,
Would I love my Creator in pure selflessness?"
What would be the basis for such a pure love?
Apparently, this love isn't a love for His gifts.
It must only be a love for His shared Beingness.