January 16, 2009

My Journey to God

The Abyss of Jesus

Dare I step off the edge,
Allowing myself to fall into
The vastness of the Holy?

The open heart of
Tenderness, charity and forgiveness,
Inviting me to unite with
Him in the intimacy of the Divine.

Testing me in ways unfamiliar.
Coaxing me to step
Into a new role.

Asking me to give away my power
Trust only in His love for me.

The abyss of Jesus,
A wide place of light and love.
A place to say only one word,

By Trudy Bledsoe, O.C.D.S.

(Trudy Bledsoe is a member of St. Christopher Parish in Indianapolis and the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. She wrote this poem after reading a meditation by Venerable Concepcion Cabrera de Armida of Mexico, a Catholic mystic and writer also referred to as Conchita, and said she finds her writings to “have a spiritual sweetness that touches the soul.”)

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