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You Want Us to Know

Unbearable pain
She had to endure
Until her decision
She could take it no more

An act of great sorrow
Of ripples flow through
Leaves those left behind
To know not what to do

Our first act to pray
To give up control
To ask for the healing
Of all our poor souls

The same God of love
Who rose up His Son
Tends to the healing
Of our loved one

In light of Your grace
You want us to know
A glimpse of Your love
Of vision to show

A tending to soul
Who suffers no more
So full of joy
Completely adored

(for a friends wife who committed suicide)

Our Colors

With the human eye
Of brokenness and sin
Lens of judgement cast
By color of our skin

Through passion of the cross
His precious blood was shed
To show on the inside
We’re the same, color red

Each of us unique
Beloved, all are we
Let’s celebrate the colors
Of our diversity

To go even deeper
Of our souls shining bright
For we all are one
The color of His light

Who is He?

He’s a God who’s gentle
Endlessly creative
Beyond generous
One so innovative

Musical, artistic
Architect of genius
An engineer so great
See of the universe

One who feels your joy
And shares His joy with you
One who could be hurt
But won’t give up on you

Who showers you with gifts
And opportunities
Whether you do or don’t
Acknowledge gratefully

Who sets you upon tasks
Will not abandon you
Even if you fail them
His love still pours through

God beyond all words
To each of us unique
Share with me your view
To dwell in His mystique

(Based upon a line from the book in Fr. Joe)

Don’t Leave Jesus Alone

A treasure of Presence
So real of believing
Another gift blessed
As I was leaving

A sign in the Church
By the door shone
Please don’t leave Jesus
Ever alone

A message to carry
Throughout my day
With eyes of the Spirit
To those of my way

The lonely, the outcast
The needy to see
And do not abandon
His Presence in me

Most Real

In this world misleading
Truth to reveal
We all want to know
What’s really real

I need to see it
Not a concept conceive
I must experience
To fully believe

Deep within prayer
I know what I feel
Here of Your Presence
Is the most real

What we see, touch and taste
Will pass away
Your Presence eternal
Always will stay

My Duty

Doing my duty
In saying my prayers
Then, in a moment
Your Presence appeared

Saying just stop
And become aware
Let’s be of our being
Of love drawing near

Come my beloved
Let’s go elsewhere
Adrift into dwelling
Fully right here

Lens of refocus
The soul to see clear
Not of my doing
But of Presence to share

Sacrament of Presence

Breathe my child
Become aware
Abundance of
Surrounding air

See my child
The light appear
The blessing grace
Of everywhere

Dwell my child
The soul to hear
Of Spirits breath
The voice of prayer

Be my child
In One love share
The sacrament
Of Presence here

My Love to Show

Oh, how I adore them
I want to let them know
My joy to send such gifts
Of my love to show

I set the birds to flying
In the sky to dance
To sing a sweet song
I hope they take a glance

I’ll fill the sky with light
In colors of beauty
I hope this gift they’ll notice
To stop and pray with Me

It’s my very nature
With miracles, amaze
I’ll shower them with blessings
In so many ways

Then I’ll send my Son
The One that I adore
Even if they kill him
My love I’ll still outpour

Sky of Soaking

A stirring of wonder
A thought of invoking
Your love of outpouring
Through the sky of soaking

A touching of warmth
Ignite colors bright
Our eyes can see
Through the soaking of light

Blessings outpouring
The clouds can’t contain
The whole earth is nourished
Through the soaking of rain

A grace You bestow
Any time anywhere
Our soul can know
Through the soaking of prayer

Heaven Awaits

Let keep upon our mind
The truth of treasure great
In every living moment
That heaven awaits

One beyond this world
Here and yet above
All we really know
That it’s a place of love

The light behind the clouds
The light within our soul
The blessing every moment
Of love that wraps us whole

So, let’s spend time in heaven
In God’s dwelling be
A taste of what awaits
For all eternity