Prayer/poem based on today’s gospel, The Magnificat. On this day we shall hear that God’s promises to Mary are also for us. Today, we sing at the top of our human voices for a home in heaven.
And we shout out-and-out:
Souls and bodies sing
Of God and miracles
And we can’t stop
For God has looked me in the eyes and
I have not shied away this time
His name is far reaching
Beyond my imaginings and abilities
Every day he comes to me in the dark
I am part of his loving plan
His body is my strength and his bounty fills me
He shuns those who think they’re cool
He doesn’t tolerate those whose noses are long
Raised eyebrows reveal their disdain
God counts me among the needy when
I get over myself
My stomach sings after last week’s bread
And he hears me every time
God is no slot machine of hope
No one has enough coins any way
He remembered my grandpa and
His earthly blood flows
Even within me
Mercy is medicine and I just got
An insurance card
He loves and heals me too
This I ache to text my kids
I know he waits for me in
Beautiful image and amazing poem!
I love this poem, Ron, every line could be the source of a homily topic! I do enjoy this watercolor of Mother Mary, as she is assumed into heaven, without robes but radiating her total giving of herself to God, as we must also do. It’s beautiful! -Dan
I have set with the painting and poem for the past few days. I am able to see me in the painting when I am in need of answer to life, when I hurt and feel alone and I know God is always there, and when my heart is bursting with God’s Love and I just want shout and praise Him. My prayer for all people is that they may feel the love of God and start to love as He loves us.
Thank you Father Ron for the painting and poem They both spoke to me.