Saturday, April 11, 2015

Divine Mercy

  Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

                                                              What is mercy
                                                              but God stooping low
                                                              alongside our suffering 
                                                              and steep shadow,
                                                              sustaining all 
                                                              in the moment's perfect palm,
                                                              our divine dust,
                                                              the tender act of His fierce love;
                                                              in-breaking light
                                                              shattering our world
                                                              into every color.

Please pray for my Father-in-law, Jerry, who has gone to be with the Lord this morning.  
Thank you from my heart.


  1. My dear Cynthia, my prayers are with you. May God bless your father-in-law, Jerry, with a celebratory welcome into his Holy Kingdom. And may your entire family be blessed with the peace that surpasses all understanding. In Christ, Amy

    1. Thank you for your prayers from these depths....

  2. Cynthia, this is an inspired piece. It is all wonderful! The "stooping low", the "fierce love", the "in-breaking light" (my absolute favorite!!), and the "shattering.". These are intense and mysterious details. I love them all. "shattering our world into every color" is a beautiful end. Peace be with you and your family. May the Love and Light of Christ sustain you all during this time...

  3. I am praying for Jerry, and for all of you.

    And the poem is magnificent.

    1. Thank you Nancy....your kindness is beautiful....