What’s In It For Me

After many years of sharing His wisdom with me, Spirit asks me,

What is in it for you (me) to study with me (Him).

How to answer? I’m taken by surprise.

Spirit rewords His question,

Which now sounds almost like

A challenge or accusation.

He goes on, And don’t give me

Self-righteous ideas of

Seeking to live a good life

For its own sake.

That just doesn’t cut it

With Me.

I almost sense a sneer

Of contempt, and then

The sneer becomes gentle and warm

When it had felt icy cold.

How can that be?

I’m totally bewildered,

Until I seem to become aware

That a lesson is being taught.

But, What lesson.

Whatever it was

I didn’t pass.

I failed, again.

Self-righteous ideas of seeking