If you are looking for my blog titled, The Contemplative Catholic Convert, you are at the right spot.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

What Must It Be Like?

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39).

What would it be like
to be so convinced
that nothing --
nothing --
can separate us
from God’s love in Christ?

What must it be like
to know
that you know
that He holds you
in the palm of His hands?
That He will never leave
or turn you away?

When storms thrash,
and our world falls apart,
how would our lives be
transformed
by the assurance
that God embraces us
in the midst of it all?

Satan whispers
we believe myths.
Our confidence is
misplaced.
There is no help for us in God.

God simply says, "Trust Me."

Who will we believe?

The right answer
reminds us --

the right answer
strengthens us --

to rest
in God's promise
that nothing --

neither death, nor life,
angels, or principalities,
present things, or future things,
powers, or height, or depth,
nothing
will separate us
from God's love
in Christ.

Nothing.

2 comments:

Patricia said...

Richard, thank you for your blog. It is really an answer to prayer. I have been longing so much to read words which breathed Jesus -- not just told *about* Him. Somehow, the dozens and dozens of religious books I own could not lately satisfy this desire.

I love the way you write. Your words are truly the fruit of contemplation -- so aptly noted in your blog title.

Thank you for sharing His beauty, His goodness, His Love, His Majesty in words borne so gently that they do not crush the whisperings of the Holy Spirit to those graced to read them.

Patricia

Richard Maffeo said...

Thank you, Patricia, for these kind words.