Restore

Restore

Scattered, lay her children, upon the cold wet floor,
Rain and wind had stolen them, at her arms, they tore.
Who will console this mother, her young return once more?
Gently, the Saviour gathers, her pride of leaves restore.
~ D.F.

Morning Kiss

Morning Kiss

Rising ever gently, above life’s frantic pace,
Sound of Nature stirring, her music softly plays,
Notes, each sweetly ringing, fresh tidings of new grace,
With morn, the darkness fleeing, her flowers kiss His face.
~ D.F.

Little Donkey

Little Donkey

O Little donkey, how my sins reek!
Wretched life, poor lot to keep.
Yet He summoned! “Fulfil my need”,
Now King and I, His chosen steed.
~ D.F.

“Exult greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem! Behold: your king is coming to you, a just saviour is he, humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
~ Zechariah 9:9

“The Master has need of it.”
~ Luke 19:34

The Theology of the Donkey
~ St Josemaria Escriva (http://www.josemariaescriva.info/article/the-93theology-of-the-donkey94)

Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014

Complete

Complete

Then the point where all things meet,
Moon and Sun, fins, feather and feet,
Joy and suffering, the cold and heat,
Beginning and End, One God, complete.
~ D.F.

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“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
~ Revelation 22:13

Lush

Lush

Lush the feast before us, food of every kind,
Treats to lift the spirit, the weary, help unwind.
Then rest from all that travel, comfy bed recline,
Dreams of greater pleasure, on waking, the LORD, we find!
~ D.F.

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“Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me
all the days of my life;
I will dwell in the house of the LORD for endless days.”
~ Psalm 23:6

Martyr

Martyr

Firm and quiet spirit, he thirsts for life divine,
Biding through harsh winter, his soul by cold, refine.
Stripped, hurt and suffering, yet new leaves sprout so fine,
Deeper the pain and insult, still greater, his glory shines.
~ D.F.

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“Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
~ Matthew 5:11-12

Fallen

Fallen

Wrath of nations rising, grave, the war drums pound,
Brother against brother, the earth in red blood drowns.
Stir us from this madness! Angels, your trumpets sound,
Arouse the seeds of mercy, see the valiant fall to ground.
~ D.F.

Silent Tears

Silent Tears

Whispers of the past, long forgotten days,
Stranded in this land, locked in faraway.
None to speak of comfort, balm to soothe this day,
Silent are the trees, but then, their tears betray.
~ D.F.

Half Measure

Half Measure

Shafts of sunlight gather, welcome in the morn,
Blessings for the asking, promise of new dawn.
Worries that have taunted you, upon them heap your scorn,
Radiance, now half measure, to fullness by grace, reborn.
~ D.F.