Skip to comments.Encounter Him Along The Road (Vanity-Poem)
Posted on 06/06/2013 3:45:51 AM PDT by God-fear-republican
ENCOUNTER HIM ALONG THE ROAD
Lord, I once longed to see you face to face;
Now I know loving by seeing is less than loving by longing and contemplating.
I want to love you with my whole being, with my heart, my eyes, and my mind.
I want to see you in me, the deepest and most private of me, and in others.
You give them to me to make our love more tender
As serving them, I express my most vivid sweetness toward my Beloved.
I am fulfilled when I fill your heart with kindness and care.
To pass on what I receive from you is your loving command;
So I am your debtor, their debtor too.
The river of grace never runs dry, always overflows, spills over with compassion.
May I treat others with most intense kindness as if you are them, truly you in them,
In all details, in all my gestures, my smile, my look, my words,
Which condense all your sweetness that you want to give them through me.
Transform them, Lord, one by one with my contact.
May I touch their souls with your gentle healing touch.
May my bond with you be sacrificial for sake of tender dearing love.
With the eye of my soul, I can see your presence
In their pains, their wants, their agony, their sorrow, their confusion;
While contemplating them, I contemplate your own sufferings too
For you are full of compassion and gentleness.
How can I come close to you if not through them
For Judas was your most beloved disciple on that destined fortnight
For on suffering, you caress, you console, you bless.
May I share your sorrow, Lord.
Father, give me the opportunities not to let this cup pass by
But to drink it to the last drop with your Begotten Son, most beloved, most divine.
It is my joy and most of all, its yours to receive my heart,
Which is freely given
In loving your people without any partiality, without any contempt or discourse,
Without any preconditions or preconceived.
May I give myself completely because it is the Lord.
May I imitate him to love by going to utmost limits of kindness, no limits,
Scatter it around me like rose pedals,
Like your heavenly fragrance, your sunshine, your rain of graces
Which fall on both the just and unjust.
May they see me, they see you and go to you with their willing hearts, wide open.
Then I will go on to glorify you with my smiles and my looks,
Full of tenderness and gifts you have bestowed on me simply to pass on
To the end of the world
As love never dies, kindness never be forgotten, the love of Christ is perpetual.
Forever I love you,
God Bless, I pray for you.
Great reminder that, no matter how “unlovable” some people are at times, we are commanded to love. They are God’s creation - His children.
After all, WE may be one of those unlovable persons and in need love and grace.