2Sep '12

The Pretzel Family

The pretzel: family, defined
Generations intertwined
Self-supporting, self-protecting
Selfish thoughts itself correcting
Curved and sometimes twisted, yes
A source of calories and stress
But when with faith, not sugar, dusted
Then to God’s purposes entrusted:
A place to smooth our edges, rough;
A place to live,
to laugh,
to love.

This was prompted by a friend on Facebook saying goodbye to her colleagues at the “Mr Pretzels” restaurant – she called them her “pretzel family” and it conjured up this image for me…

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