Let me be the Star that guides.
Let me be the Voice crying in the wilderness. Let me be the Brother that leads a brother. Let me be the Mother bidding “Do whatever He tells you.”
Let me be tears upon Your feet,
Let me be anointing oil Let me be a cloak that hides your nakedness. Let me be the prayer of the Blind Bartimaeus: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.”
Let me pray with You in the garden
Let me draw a spiritual sword by Your Side. Let me help you carry Your Cross. Let me weep with You for the Fallen and the Lost, Lamenting, ".. you would not be gathered."
Let me feel with Mother Mary
Let me cry out like the Magdalen. Let me, like the Centurion, recognize You in Your Dying. Let me sit beside the Angel at Your Tomb. “He has risen, He is not here”
By Joann Nelander
I sit in the sunshine of Your New Day.
Forgiveness has washed over me. At Your Word, Mercy has rained upon Your Beloved.
Hear now, You say to me:
You are safe, My little one. You have chosen to hide yourself In the Wound of My Sacred Heart.
The world about is cold and unholy,
Yet you are surrounded by angels of Light. Warm and welcoming is the Living Flesh That is your constant refuge.
I enfold you,
As you have made My Body, Your Food, your Heart, Your own.
Copyright 2014 Joann Nelander
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Tagged Catholic, Christianity, confession, forgiveness, Love of God, penance, poem, poetry, prayer, reconciliation |
Good morning, Jesus.
Here we are again, At the beginning of a new day.
Can you feel me?
Here I am in Your Great Heart, Reaching for You with my heart.
I feel Your eyes upon me.
You are perfume to my senses. You are the touch of sweetness I taste wafting on the breeze of Spirit.
You sound in my heart
With the beating of Yours. Ever near, ever dear, everlasting, Song of my soul.
Good morning, my Jesus.
Hold me here, On the brink of eternity.
©2014 Joann Nelander
You behold me precious.
Your eyes and heart follow me,
As a mother, her child.
So here I am,
Oft’ times soiled,
Frequently, lost to distraction.
Yet, I lay claim to Your Love.
How great and blessed is my future,
You designed and destined the waif before You.
You set my course and cause me,
I for myself, rejoice that I am thine,
And rely wholly on Thy beneficence.
Love the child of Your Heart.
Follow me with motherly care,
To correct, commend, cuddle and caress.
© 2016 Joann Nelander
Pillar of Fire,
Pillar of Cloud
Pillar of protection.
Obedient, we follow,
Abandoned to Your Will.
Though dark the night,
© 2016 Joann Nelander
Passing along a good thought, worth remembering;
My kind of customer service –
GOOD MORNING, WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, a Christian nation, land of the free and home of the brave.
How may I help you?
Press ‘1’ for English.
Press ‘2’ to disconnect until you learn to speak English
And remember only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ
And the American Soldier.
One died for your soul,
The other for your freedom.