May 15, 2009

My Journey to God

Seek the Lord

Another story of Jesus healing,
His work continuing,
And while Jesus longs for and
Goes to a deserted place to pray,
It is not the purpose for which He came.

It is not the actions of Jesus
I contemplate this day,
But rather that of the people,
And this reading’s final phrase—
“People kept coming to him from everywhere.”

Jesus is to be seeked and searched for,
Pursued and pressed upon.
We should stop at nothing to find and follow Him.
We should climb to the top of a sycamore tree.
Fish nets and boats we are to leave.
We should lower our friend through a hole in a roof.
A garment’s hem we are to reach for and touch.
We are to “keep coming to Him from everywhere,”
Thus fulfilling our heart’s purpose
And the purpose for which He came.

By Cathy Lamperski Dearing

(Cathy Lamperski Dearing is a member of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis. She wrote this poem after reflecting on a Gospel passage from Mark 1:40-45.)

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