Monday, June 16, 2014

What the World Needs

This shows a rare sight of John Paul II, as he appears alone.
He was never alone, but always communing with God.
We are the same in a sense, and always choosing who we will be.

I just read a book by Jason Everet about John Paul II and his 5 Great Loves.  This book changed my approach to prayer, and strengthened my view and understanding of faith.  I had written about John Paul II before in a piece called "The Compassionate Voyager" at the hour he left us.  That was sent to Everet with a promise that after his book, I would write again and share with him.  His book details the life of John Paul II better than anything I can imagine, but it was not about him.  The book was about me.  It was about each of us in our relationship to God, and how we are going to use the gift of life.  As God as my witness I will not loose that message, but grow.  Upon closing the cover of that book and praying that prayer, I wrote this.

The illusion,
So great illusion,
Is that life begins and ends.
Yet life’s song,
The greatest song,
Through hearts never ends.

The Spirit,
The Holy Spirit,
Is proof life thrives.
Through hearts,
Through all hearts,
Displays God’s love alive.

A man,
A simple man,
Manifested life of love.
He called,
He cried aloud,
Inviting the Spirit from above.

He took it forward,
Through trails to mankind.
The Second,
John Paul the Second,
Left no soul behind.

He took me,
On Christ’s journey of love.
Forever transformed…

How can it be,
One such as me,
Pulled from the depths,
Lost and bereft,
Nothing by far,
Lifted to the stars,
To know time and space,
By the love of God’s face?

The world,
All the world,
Hears all of our souls.
To know,
They will know,
The extent of our goals.

Such as me,
Given the gift to write.
And I must,
Continue till the night.

I must share,
What I know to be true.
Love’s fire,
A living fire,
To ignite within you.

God is the mystery of truth,
He is the fire of peace,
Bringing captivity to love,
Which sets us free to live,
Bringing the knowledge of blindness,
Which grants vision to our hearts,
Realizing weakness through pain,
We see the source of true strength,
For time is the communion of souls,
And truth is we are one in God.

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