Before I knew the name, “Amida”,
I swam in an ocean of Light, filled with Life.
After I was introduced to the name “Amida”
I ran because it sounded too trite, too familiar, like a mother.
When I became a priest of “Amida”, I wondered daily-
Where is my mother?
And now, more than 10 years later I realize,
She has never left me
And is always calling,