Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Open Gate

“Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.”  
Luke 13:22



This gate
Again,
You leave open,
Is the height
And width 
Of you,
And depth too.

For You are the beautiful gate,
Narrow and vast;
The one who waits
With the lamp 
Of grace
For the scrape 
Of our heart's 
Heel.

You open yourself wide
With mercy,
Saying,
“Come
In
All you who are weary
And rest
In me.”

Saying,
“I am the way
The truth 
And the life.”

Saying, 
“No one comes to the Father
Except through me.”

And those fierce, 
Forged hinges
On your gate 
Of light,
 They swing
Both ways
Through the passage
Of love
You leave open.









4 comments:

  1. Brilliant. Very evocative. Thanx.

    God bless.

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  2. Thank you Victor for reading and gracious reply. Blessings for your journey in Christ...

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  3. This poem speaks to my heart and I found it incredibly beautiful. Thank you!

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  4. Thank you Mary! And I love the name of your blog "The Beautiful Gate!" Our Lord is amazing and beautiful...God Bless...

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