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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The True Intimacy

though unexpressed
even assumed
often undeveloped and
more often than not
unattained
true intimacy
beckons us from within
like a lonely whimper
in the night
longing for love
yearning for completion
while telling no one-
even your spouse- of
your emptiness and
desire for more
while you settle for
vain pledges of
affection smothered by
colliding schedules
self-sufficient values
self-fulfillment goals and
self-protective habits which
drive each into
self-absorbed fanticies
and acceptable losses
descending into desolation
alone, abandoned
questioning what happened
what did I do wrong
what am I missing
where do I go from here
but all is not lost because
Grace is always already offered
and can intervene if
we seek, ask and are open to
Love's Reality to
redeem our
forlorn condition when
we are
washed by Water and Blood
from a pierced side
renewed by the Spirit
we open ourselves to
knowing and being known
accepting humility's
confession of guilt
granting of forgiveness and
commitment to change
by guarantied Grace
step by step
beginning with authentic
self-disclosure
rooted in a vulnerabilty
that reveals our true self
in a transparent journey to
intimate relationships of
I and Thou
husband and wife
friend to friend
risking all to
love as I desire to be loved
courageously accepting the
possibility of
getting hurt or
being rejected yet
surrendering to a
process of
Divine transformation to
live out our actual selves in
true intimacy

Reflection/Discussion
What comprises true intimacy?
What does it take to initiate true intimacy?
Do you have true intimate relationships?
Why? Why not?
What prevents you from attaining that?
Do you have an intimate relationship with Jesus?
If not, why?
How can that happen?










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