23rd Psalm, revised

I am a Shepherd.
I have no want.

I am the green pastures,
inviting rest and renewal.
I am the still water,
teaching trust and acceptance.
I am restored with love.
I am a Path of righteousness,
for Spirit's sake.

Though sometimes I am
the valley of the shadows of death,
I hold no evil,
for Spirit is in me.

I am both a rod of passion,
and a staff of healing.

I am a table
prepared in the midst of my enemies.
I am the oil
with which Spirit anoints.
I am overflowing with joy.

I am goodness and mercy,
ever patient, ever true.
I am the House
in which Spirit dwells,

So be it.