Jesus Calling To Those Abused By Any Priest

I wonder how many Stare at a cross And feel loss When as a child Lied to in the name of God Told 'be naked' in Altar boy robes Groomed with gifts In exchange for sex Deformed and demonic Between man and child Defecated holy When priests helped each other cover up They said "Go … Continue reading Jesus Calling To Those Abused By Any Priest

Truth About Childhood Sexual Abuse by Priests (based upon report from PA Attorney General)

Hushed mouths Naked bodies Trespassed Sins surpassing Any and all imagination Crimes in His name His holiness Tainted Painted Wrenching Memories Breathed and swallowed Gagged, ground into marrow Darkness long hung Cantations unsung Faith confused Souls bruised Avoiding love Hoarding any part Of self Until the Secrets unable to stand still Behind doors Inside locked … Continue reading Truth About Childhood Sexual Abuse by Priests (based upon report from PA Attorney General)

Floods and Fires

The morning is cool Blue sky over flooded ground Memories lost Never to be found Seeking the rainbow A Colorful promise Covering the destruction A bridge Sinking muck To Rising hope There's no pot of gold As the image Disappears into the air Faith remains Our hearts believe in unseen Clinging to He Who breathed … Continue reading Floods and Fires

Good Morning, Jesus

A warm cup Cradled in my palms Comfort As to my soul in the psalms Creaky hips Stiff toes Sit In what I call My prayer chair I seek Him there Look up Aim my eyes In the far ceiling corner A place I assume where spiders gather Can't reach even if I stand on … Continue reading Good Morning, Jesus

Starbucks Revelation

Here in the midst Of Starbucks pop music I hear the words Beautifully broken Not your typical token Dance tune Tapping the keyboard Words of praise Thoughts of power His Over all Lives in us Nothing is impossible Belief In every vein In my blood pumping Each lung fills With Air in here A zip … Continue reading Starbucks Revelation

Expect Goodness

People-watching More like honoring Waiting explicitly For goodness To reveal its fullness Here we come There we are Dressed in jeans, shorts And everything in-between Some roll with smiles in the sun’s heat Despite crawls of nearby crowds Splashing and loud Some sweat profusely Seeking shade as they wander The desert Both young and old … Continue reading Expect Goodness

Abused, Healing

Her body not her own Beaten Torn Her name spoken with scorn Jesus loves her Cares for her scars Reminds her of how far She has come Led by His stripes He heals her strife Pain though still creeps in the night Why won't her ears hear truth? He is with her Always Indwells Yet … Continue reading Abused, Healing