Sunday, 29 June 2014

Born again from a Catholic perspective.

from St. John Baptist's nativity '14
It May Not Be
It may not be it happens overnight
There may not be a day or date
Before which you say I wasn't
But that was the date I was born again
You might not get struck by lightning
The Triune wants you head over heals
And heaven will still celebrate your new Life
Most people don't remember their Baptism
But remember their first Communion
And probably remember your first Sacrament of Reconciliation
Every time you're Reconciled to the Lord
Brings you closer too Last Rites do
Only then are you prepared to join
A heavenly band and if you kept Faith
You can't get closer to God than by
Daily taking the Eucharist being faithful
To Marital vows or Holy Orders
Is an everyday growth experience
You remember an Ordination or wedding sure
And your Confirmation I'd hope
But I'd hope the Spirit movers you each day
To do the Father's will like the Son said
Mine it may not be
Make me more like Jesus
Everyday I ask of Thee
More willing to serve others
Less likely to think of me
I can't change without you
Its with my turtle not lightning speed
That we carry on towards heaven
Grace upon grace deed upon deed
And He'll walk with us until the race is won
When we meet the Master then the journeys done
Most steps are small steps
The big one is the step up Home
Like a well within you that never runs dry
Christ's Spirit wells up and renews us
A refreshed new life ready for on high
No more sadness up there
No time to list no regrets
We accepted Jesus down here
And Christ turned us inside out
How we took Him in our heart
Mysterious love rhyme and reason
To become more like His Most Sacred Heart

Sunday, 15 June 2014

a piece for Trinity Sunday and one from Burlington, Vermont

Yesterday on Our Lady's Saturday morning I wrote this piece at home and the one following it was from our churches pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy almost 2 weeks ago.



Pope Francis calls You Papa

You call the Lord Son

The Son calls upon us the Holy Spirit

To blaze in our hearts with Love


We are all one family

What sticks to me and bounces back

Like an island is no man as rock

We all need peace through Heave’s Dove


The God Man is a true and solid Rock

And the Church is found on Simon called the Rock

God’s children are family and flock

Sure foundation of a Stumbling Block


Demons come laugh but beat retreat

What’s joined together can’t be put to defeat

The Spirit’s flame fuses hearts and minds

The children of Mary are just and kind


God with us Roman Catholic Hope

If the World today has any Hope

All peoples practicing one Faith in Peace

Cohesiveness together one Body of Peace


Abba Father Spirit Brother Lord all One

The Trinity and original Unity

As we partake of the Master’s Body and Blood

Make us a peace at one with You God


Stay with us Lord be our stay

Keep us in Your Holy Presence today

Help us to stick with you and others

This day stick to our sisters and brothers Amen


Come Back


Can we get it back

May Lord said to me

The way you looked at me

When we first met


Your heart skipped a beat

I had chosen you

To be with me forever


My heart really sank

When you told me you had another

You were an agnostic

You did not believe in me


There were things you wanted

And things somebody else could give

But what about the way we were

When we first got together


Try to love me again

Like you did with abandon

As when you were young

I want you for forever


Come back to me

I have not changed

It shall be the same

It will last forever


Turn once more to me

I will forgive you

Much more be mine

Come and follow me


Sunday, 1 June 2014

A poem for pilgrims

The Ascension

Nothing could be a more glorious hope,

Than the report Jesus was seen leaving for heaven!

I believe my faithful mother is with Him;

Still prays for me. And His Mother hears my prayer.


Next Sunday we remember that Pentecost,

Mary was with the Apostles to receive God’s Spirit.

This Holy Spirit and the Christ intercede for us

To Father God, One Triune above.


He went away to prepare a place

For loved ones here below:

The Way to God, there for us now,

A surety, comfort, counsel and friend.


Fear my Maker come again? Judge – nope,

For I know God’s forgiveness,

And we live that Life in the Light

Of this Love, to share, with others.


In that Truth we see glory.

The Master is King of all and me.

He, who always was, reigns:
Whom, lives throughout eternity.