Fresh aroma rising, ascend these verdant hills,
Smell of sweet oblation, of clouded senses healed.
Onward through to heaven, by His feet, to kneel,
Arouse this drowsy spirit, infuse a vigour new.
Chapter written, last verses sang,
Memories hold, the spirit commend.
Curtains drawn, in darkness blend,
A graceful bow, embracing the End.
Dull in spirit, weak of mind,
Slothful senses, all combine.
Sightings of The Lord, seem hard to find,
Yet here is the Rose, alas, dim eyes.
Do not afraid.
Set aside what age, knowledge and experience have long conspired to fill your mind and in so doing, killed off your childlike wonderment.
Where once you expect to see just another flower,
A delightful bouquet yet grows before you,
to refresh your spirit and heal your senses.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth.”
~ Revelations 21:1
A bouquet of different flowers growing from the same plant.
Has the law demanding “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” ever brought about a peaceful and lasting solution to any of the woes in this world?
Is it not rather in bending to mercy and forgiveness, that the law finds its true fulfilment and for man, a realisation of his nobler self?
The placard reads “Please do not lean cycles against this wall”. Cambridge, UK
“If you, LORD, keep account of sins,
Lord, who can stand?
But with you is forgiveness and
so you are revered.”
~ Psalm 130:3-4
Heavy is the pressure to conform for the sake of self preservation.
Greater however is the conviction to remain true to oneself.
For while the former action allows one to get by,
the latter is surely one to live by.
“Do not mistake cowardice for prudence.”
A sighting of just a few red leaves in the midst of green
How miserable it must surely be to bear scars from life’s battles without being able to rejoice in their tales of triumph.
“In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
~ Our Lady of Fatima, Apparition on 13 July 1917
The sky may be the limit but surely, that is short of inspiring when one is a citizen of heaven.
“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body …”
~ Philippians 3:20-21
The Burj Khalifa, tallest building in the world, Dubai UAE.