I received permission from a Catholic woman I know to post her poem on the Holy Mass. It over-spills with her passionate and fiery love for God, which I have found nearly unmatched in my life experience. I am grateful I get to let others share in such beauty…
I reflect with awe that the
omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent God—
within the vastness of all humanity
would humbly condescend to acknowledge me.
Every prayer every spoken word of the liturgy
stirs up within me
the most intimate crescendo of
ecstatic love the very body and blood of the
Lover of my soul.
Here is where heaven meets earth as the Host and
the Wine are assimilated within; he in me and I
In that sacred moment we are uniquely one and I
am elevated above the mass of humanity as a
precious Loved One!
I am reminded of the Good Shepherd who left the
ninety nine sheep to lovingly search for the one.
How vast how deep how wide his love for each
one of us. I am calibrated to the plum line of that
most sacrificial love and in that moment I am
finely tuned in harmony with His perfect Will.
Commissioned I am ready to go out and
love and serve our Lord—only then can we hold in
mesmerizing love and devotion each image bearer of
God, seizing each moment we have as if to hold
them for all eternity.