Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Sacred Heart Of Jesus

"Almighty God and Father,
   we glory in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, your beloved Son,
 as we call to mind the great things his love has done for us.
Fill us with the grace that flows in abundance
  from the Heart of Jesus, the source of heaven’s gifts.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
  God for ever and ever.
                                                                       Universalis Prayer

                                                                         What love is this
                                                             comes onrushing
                                                              at our refusal--

                                                            that makes something
                                                              from nothing?

                                                            That becomes the radical-
                                                              radiant in breaking

                                                            “Do you love me?
                                                              Do you love me?”

                                                             through our heart-            

                                                              fists of flint.

                                                            What unfathomable

                                                            this Sacred Heart
                                                              of Christ,

                                                            pierced and wound round
                                                              with thorns

                                                            making all things

                                                            making beauty truth
                                                              and truth beauty

                                                            by way of suffering
                                                              and searing price.

                                                            Oh, faith from black

                                                            hope from the vast


  1. Beautiful! Thanks for always making my feet leave the earth for a moment!

  2. Thank you Patricia for your gracious comment!!! Our Lord is like that isn't he?!!!God Bless...glad you stopped by. What a fun link up!

  3. This is just beatiful!! You are an amazing writer and you have poured so much heart into this poem! I particularly love that line about making beauty truth and truth beauty.

    Thank you again for linking to the Sacred Heart Link-up! :)

    1. Thank you Laura for your beautiful ministry! So good to find your site and meet you. I love the Sacred Heart Link-up! I will return often...God Bless.