July 22, 2011

My Journey to God

Receiving God

Standing in line,
The host raised to those before me,
I bow, holding my hands
In preparation to receive Jesus.

My eyes search for the
Warm eyes of the priest
As he says the familiar words.

The Body of Christ rests
In the cradle of my uplifted hands.
Holding Him as Mary had.
Reaching to receive the broken body
As those taking his body
From the cross.

“Whoever receives me receives the One who sent me,”
Resounds in my mind.
I am staggered by the thought.

How profound that I,
In this life,
May receive the heart of God.

By Trudy Bledsoe

(Trudy Bledsoe is a member of St. Christopher Parish in Indianapolis. Her poem is based on a Scripture verse from the Gospel of Matthew, which reads: “Whoever receives me receives the One who sent me” [Mt 10:40].)

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