December 13, 2012

Gaudete




Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
- Philippians 4:4-7
 



Gaudete you say
Gaudete in Domino semper
and the steering wheel slips to the right
and the car crash comes quickly
and the concussion disorients without disabling

Gaudete you say
Gaudete in Domino semper
and the scud missiles fly wildly
and the neighbor’s daughter is damaged
and rifle fire never ceases in the night

Gaudete you say
Gaudete in Domino semper
and eyes scan the cityscape for connections
and the forlorn touch only touch screens
and the suicidal pray through pain for relief

Gaudete you say
and what else can we do
but rejoice always in you
because the rejoicing itself in defiance is
balm and peace and communion

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