~ A crowd Of the flowering Of humankind ~ In ugliness And beauty Descended from above ~ And the calling Made to all Was to love. ~ Image by TheOtherKev from Pixabay
Soaked in God
This was inspired by Richard Rohr's phrase "Christ-soaked world". It does not have many words. The concept I found deeply moving and revelatory. So Soaked in God
Wherever you are, there is God now
~ Wherever you are City, suburb ~ Country, desert, ocean Or underground ~ Or travelling through the air There is God now ~ With you Alongside you ~ In the souls Of all that you see ~ And that is the divine The Christ mystery. ~
This Calling of Love
~ Honouring another merely human being - is this idolatry? ~ Yet the giving of worth, affirmation ~ Is this calling of Love. ~ Inspired by this painting from The Life of St. Francs of Assisi by Giotto - 'St. Francis Honoured by a Simple Man'
Infinitely Loving Face
Since the beginning Of time God’s presence Is everywhere Even where you are today Divine grace Smiles With an invisible Infinitely loving Heavenly face. “...the indwelling of the Divine Presence in everyone and everything since the beginning of time” (from 'The Universal Christ', Richard Rohr, p.1) ~
Before a Cross
~ Praying b e f o r e a c r o s s and it spoke to him. ~ The image is 'The Miracle of the Crucifix' by Giotto, based on the life of St. Francis of Assisi
The Place Within
. I cannot talk about the place within: There is neither light nor darkness there, For all is invisible, except to me; . But I find knowledge there Of self's being changed by the passing day, . And God speaks to me In this sacred vault of silence. .
Lazarus Rising from the gave Was enough to save My soul Christ’s words The whole Meaning Of my new belief Which came Like birth again And spirit’s Relief. The Raising of Lazarus by Sebastian del Piombo
New Found Miracle
God I found Last of all Spoken to me Through music And through mystery Through Gospel Book I took a new look At what had seemed Impossible Yet now I was astounded By new-found miracle. Image by diapicard from Pixabay
Openness to God
This poem was inspired by an episode in the life of Francis of Assisi, which you can read after the poem itself. Why him Why him Why him? Because it seems God chose One so foolish And so poor To show Only openness To God Is enough. ~ In Chapter 2 of The Little Flowers … Continue reading Openness to God
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