Monday, April 25, 2005

On Behalf of Love

I'd like to kick off my first blog with an eloquent poem authored by St. Thomas Aquinas, the Saint which I owe my vocation primarily too.

On Behalf of Love
Every truth without exception- no matter
who makes it- is from God.
If a bird got accused of singing too early
in the morning,
if a lute began to magically play on its own
in the square
and the enchanting sounds it made drove a pair of young lovers
into a wild, public display of
if this lute and bird then got called before the inquisition
and their lives were literally at stake,
could not God walk up and say before the court,
"All acts of beauty are mine; all happen on the behalf of love."
And while God was there, testifying for our heart's desires,
hopefully the judge would be astute enough
to brave a question,
that could go,
"Dear God, you say all acts of beauty are yours;
surely we can believe that. But what of all actions
we see in this world,
for is there any force in existence greater than the power
of your omnipresent hand?"
And God might have responded, "I like that question,"
adding, "May I ask you one as well?"
And then God would say,
"Have you ever been in a conversation when children entered
the room, and you then ceased speaking because your
wisdom knew that they were not old enough
to benefit- to understand?
As exquisite is your world, most everyone in it
is spiritually young.
Spirituality is love, and love never wars with the minute, the day,
one's self and others. Love would rather die
than maim a limb,
a wing.
Dear, anything that divides man form man,
earth from sky, light and dark, one religion from another...
O, I best keep silent, I see a child
just entered the
-St. Thomas Aquinas


Blogger Joey G. said...

;-) Nice, Joey.

4/25/05, 1:10 PM  
Blogger JMT said...

Post more, Joey E.
Snap snap!


5/4/05, 10:05 PM  
Anonymous K-Mo said...

jmt should talk. She hasn't been posting at all.

5/11/05, 9:44 PM  
Blogger JMT said...

That's bec. jmt works about 60 hours a week :-)
do i know you k-mo??? just curious :-)

5/22/05, 12:17 AM  

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