Reign of Christ

 “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
                  —Luke 23.43

I don’t want a mighty warrior
who can threaten or destroy
the scary parts of my world.
I don’t want an engineer
to manufacture a nicer place.
I want in this very place
love stronger than fear,
that nothing can resist,
love that completes me,
your love that reigns supreme
even in my deepest anguish,
that accompanies me even, even
through devastation and trauma,
and even there offers me paradise
and even then
in your eyes
I am there.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

November 21, 2019