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

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Witness

you are My beacon
guiding hearts
lost among the
terrors of the night
back to My
safe harbor
you are My icon
a living image of hope
midst souls
enslaved by deceptions
entangled in webs of despair
you are My witness
called to embrace
My cross to love
as I Love
laying down your life
in daily death to self
to bring My light to
a world darkened by
empty fulfillment
masked with pleasure's
self-centeredness
freely you have received
now freely give for
My children perish
in their sins
beguiled by bangles
of banality
ego's vapid
power-plays
conferring immortal death
speaking My Word
though ushering freedom
elicits rebellion to impose
idolatry's beliefs
of worldly principles
proffering delusion in
costumes of sophistication 
resist
firm in the faith
willingly embracing
temporal concequences
for eternal Glory
hide not
your love for Me
rather
be transparent
without apology
for when they see you
I desire they see Me
all the while knowing
your calling is
beyond your means
leading you to
surrender your spirit
to My Spirit
your heart, will, life
and yes, weakness to Me
then when you are offered
the opportunity to walk
the via dolorsa
by My side as
lambs bound together
you may stay strong
aware that
My Kingdom within you is
untouchable by 
your persecutor's misdeeds
even so 
My love for them is as
My love for you since
salvation for all is My goal
so let your heart rejoice
that you are
perfectly loved
precious to Me and
graced each moment to be
My beacon
My icon
My witness

Reflection/Discussion:
-What are the challenges you face in being a "witness"?
-Are there situations in which you "hide your love" for the Lord?
-If so, describe them.
-How can that change? Be specific.
-Describe your spiritual life?
-What can you do to improve it?
-What support can you get for your call to be a "witness"?