How, When

How wonderful, when
The blessed bless
A witness to
Their thanks professed

How moving, when
The inspired inspire
A flowing of
Their souls desire

How comforting, when
The prayerful pray
A living of
Their trusting way

How powerful, when
The forgiven forgive
A humble grace
Their way to live

How beautiful, when
The beloved love
A sharing of
Their light above

(inspired by a kind comment by boundlessblessingsblog and others 🙂

You Blessed a New Way

I gave you some paper
You blessed me some grace
My life decorated
You from a simple place

I sat off in silence
You chose a connection
I chose the way easy
You sought redirection

I went across the street
You traveled distance great
I shared about the weather
You, words to contemplate

I bought you a lunch
Wisdom you did share
I went into to eat
You started with a prayer

Offered things of world
You brought heaven here
Now I’m left to ponder
A new way to prepare

Making of a Saint

A blessing of grace
A gift of partaking
An encounter this day
With saint of the making

With lens of God’s view
When we walk down the street
A saint in the making
We pray we will meet

To grant them a blessing
Our purpose this day
To show them God’s love
And keep me out of the way

May they be in disguise
In darkness’s of sin
With joy of the light
Let our friendship begin

A prayer now for patience
For grace and mercy
In sharing his love
What God called us to be

One day will rejoice
In heaven to be
Of how you encouraged
The saint within me

Born of a Simple House

We’ll knock upon your door
A neighbor here to greet
With an introduction
From the church down the street

Offering of friendship
Of presence, here to be
Some help, of food or prayer
You can count on me

Sharing life together
As friends, here to reside
Can’t solve all your problems
But will be by your side

World so complicated
Let our friendship be
Born of a simple house
One of dependency

Sharing in the kingdom
All from grace above
Life of joys and sorrows
Bound in His precious love

Inspired by the wonderful souls who work at “A Simple House” in Washington, DC

Your Name

Not sure who they are
But their fruits I surely see
In the person, you’ve become
Your parents blessed be

They could have named you Grace
By how you share His word
In living, what you preach
The Spirits voice is heard

They could have named you Faith
For devotion flows through you
Each moment shared with love
With lens through our God’s view

They could have named you Hope
For you cast His light
Thou darkness fills this world
Around you all seems right

They blessed you, your name
A treasure of God’s son
What God has hoped you’d be
Is who you have become

Have You Met a Saint?

Have you met a saint?
Just by their presence be
You leave feeling better
In some way, more holy

Fragrance that surrounds them
A joy for all to see
Of innocence, so pure
Blessed with humility

A captivating Spirit
One of true beauty
Safe to share the soul
Where you want to be

They fill your soul with hope
Here now, all seems right
A touch of heaven blessed
A halo of God’s light

One of the transforming
Truly to inspire
Encouragement of love
A calling of the higher

Overflow of St. Teresa of Calcutta

Our works of charity
Are but the overflow
Of our love of God
Let this truth here know

Therefore be the one
To God most united
Is he who loves the most
This love we’re all invited

To understand and practice
We all need to pray
For prayer unites to God
And overflows this day

Sinners and Saints

Blessed a life of living
Of our sin and soul collate
We walk amongst the sinners
And a journey to the saints

Graced with Spirit giving
And with challenges so great
I’ll struggle as a sinner
And encouraged by the saints

I’ll fall with misdirection
Our Lord’s mercy cleans the slate
I’ll confess with all the sinners
And I’ll pray with all the saints

Pride of my importance
With believers congregate
I’ll repent with all the sinners
And rejoice with all the saints

I’ll depend upon his Mercy
For eternity await
I’ll die with all the sinners
Live amongst the saints

Top or Bottom

Question of importance
With honesty realize
The top or the bottom
What do we idealize?

The famous and important
The rich celebrities
Why do we seek the big?
That’s what we want to be

Which means, we’d miss Jesus
He wouldn’t catch our eye
For not of the world’s stature
He was a little guy

Jesus loved the poor
The rich did not aspire
He sought the low, outcast
And those not admired

Let’s change our attitude
Away from specialness
Unto the ordinary
We’ll find our happiness

(based upon a sermon by Richard Rohr)

Sacred Moment

In this sacred moment
Of prayer to exercise
A wonder of beauty
A treasure to realize

The universes’ creator
Of billion souls to see
He gives His full attention
This moment here to me

Pouring out His blessing
His beloved, adored
Compassion in His eyes
He couldn’t love us more

Beyond our comprehension
Hard to just believe
All He asks right now
To be and to receive