The Quest

by Mark Weinrich

Is it deliberate amnesia?
In this quest for self-forgetfulness,
the forsaken desires for reputation
and success. Is it the mindset 
of losing oneself in serving others,
knowing greater needs abound
everywhere around us.

Perhaps this is a quest,
like Paul’s in counting all
things lost, reliving again
and again the gratitude
we’ve discovered through 
Christ’s cross.

What if like knights of old 
we lived in valor for the King, 
praying always, 
“Your Name and Your Renown
are the desires of our heart.”*

*Taken from Isaiah 26:8 (NIV)

Mark Weinrich lives a creative life as a writer, photographer, musician, and artist–all wrapped together in an outdoorsman. He is a retired pastor and nine-year cancer survivor. His writing and photography have appeared in over 137 news stand, inspirational, and literary publications. He has sold eight children’s books and currently has two fantasy novels on Kindle.

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