Why Does the Eternal


How does the Eternal
Enter the temporal?
How does immense vastness
Put limits to that grandness?

Well, He did
And He does
But you ask
The cause?

Much better to ask “Why?”

Why come at all
To be so small?
Why show your face
When they heap on disgrace?
Why submit your back
To their wonton attack?

What could motivate that?

We read why
In John Three Sixteen
We are all
Mary Magdalene.


Who Likes


Who likes

The likes of us?

What besides

Betides our joy?

I would

Be remiss

To dismiss this

Coming on

“Echoes of mercy”


“Whispers of love”

All ‘round gathered

Shining above

The crux

Of time full frame

When God

a babe became.

Written as

Did the beloved John

That full

May be your joy.