My hope for you

Poetry speaks to our minds and hearts and is meant to communicate more than the sum of its words. It is an apt expression of our walk with the Lord. I encourage you to forward this link to those you love. I pray this poetry leads you into reflection and prayer but I also want to start a conversation. You, too, have something to share with others-not only in person, but also here. Your experience is yours to give away to build up and learn from others in the Body of Christ. Share the word that you hear, the experiences you have lived. We are all part of the New Evangelization.If you also want to contact me by email, feel free: genefirn@yahoo.com

Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Look


unrestrained tears
never stopping
never comforting
only grieving
wrapped my heart
after my
boastful professions
judged me
not once but thrice
in sterile denial
of Love's identity
but Mercy's look
exposed my soul and
bore my guilt
when deeds' memory
awoke by mourning's cry
now
unaccepted forgiveness
finds no resistance
which loosens the bonds
and gently reveals
the start

Reflection/Discussion:
-How does "The Look" describe Peter's experience?
-Why did just a look affect Peter so much?
-Have you ever had an experience like Peter's? Describe it.
-How does Peter's experience portray the true meaning of repentance?
-What does "repent and believe the Gospel" mean?

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Cup

overwhelmed
I lay face down
numbed by sorrow
hopelessly searching
for another possibility
with unrestrained aversion
love's eternal resolution
conflicts Me into torment
oozing  redemption
in a passionate embrace
burnishing My soul
without compromise by
no longer grasping at
any artful rescue
alone in company
abandoned from above
the burden drowns Me in
victorious defeat and
by drinking the cup
steels the goal
for hearts now and
still to come
in a vision trusting
a certain end

Reflection/Discussion:
-How does "The Cup" describe Jesus' experience?
-What does "conflicts Me into torment" mean?
-What does "victorious defeat" mean?
-How can Jesus' experience in the garden an integral part of your prayer life?