2015.02.26: all that is

For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Mt 7:8

all that is given leads to more wanting
all that is found leads to more seeking
all that is opened leads to more doors

which gift leads to the truth?
which answer leads to the way?
which door leads to the life?

am i doomed to constant longing?
am i destined to endless searching?
will i always face a hall of doors?

“be still
be still and know
be still and know that i am
be still and know that i am God”

is that knocking that i hear?

2015.01.14: die no more

and free those who through fear of death had been subject to slavery all their life. – Heb 2:15

that day in the old church
sitting at a friend’s funeral
even the stained glass window
could not keep out your saving light

that night in the hot tent
awakened by gripping fear
holding on desperately
by a rosary counted on fingers

that morning in the chapel
i was sure the door was locked
and i was shut out forever
from the inner sanctuary

that moment when i first knew
the beating of my own heart
was a knocking on the door
to a hidden inner sanctum

every aware moment since
i opened the door to the God
who came and died to show
that death is not the end of Love