Wednesday, June 22, 2016


                                Then he said to them all: 
                                    “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves 
                                           and take up their cross daily and follow me."
                                                                                Luke 9:23

                                                         The cost of love
                                                         again collects
                                                         against the off-kilter

                                                         eons of our dense egos.
                                                         From the beginning
                                                         and now 

                                                         we struggle in our deficit
                                                         to love radically,
                                                         to go against the hatred

                                                         that coils 
                                                         in our dark 
                                                         dysfunctions within,

                                                         our resistance to meet violence,
                                                         in all its guises,
                                                         with the strong hands of kindness;

                                                         the taking up of our crosses;
                                                         the dangerous consequences
                                                         of love.

1 comment:

  1. It's been a week of inner struggle against anger and hurt. Often, it has been so bitter that I despaired at my sinfulness and inability to rise above it. I asked Our Lady of Fatima, Why is it that I am struggling so much to forgive and let go? Why am I falling and rising so often?

    I think she has spoken through you, yet again....our resistance to meet violence in all its guises is the taking up of our crosses.

    And suddenly, the struggle has gentled into hope. It is still there, but because of Torpor, I now know my battle is a prayer.