Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Poetry RSS



The Smallest Act of Love

The Kingdom of God,Starts very small,Like mustard seed or yeast.Yet when it grows it changes all,the greatest from which was least.Our efforts seem,To no avail,Or seem to take too long.Yet when we see the good that's grown,Happily we are wrong.Your task it is,To sow the seed,To be tiny leaven.By action, deed, prayer, and thoughts,Help others on to heaven.Be not discouraged by failure,Or slow...

Continue reading →



Into the Night

Thursday of Holy Week The sadness of Christ,For the coming sin,This one shared his table,His cup, once a friend.Betrayal, deceit, and lies,Who is it Lord?Surely, it is not I?One who sits and sups,One who witnessed all,One who values passing things,One who Satan calls.Betrayal, deceit, and lies,Who is it Lord?Surely, it is not I?Upon his breast his beloved,This morsel do you see,To him whom I give,O...

Continue reading →



Behold the Lamb, A Poem

John 1:29-34 Cain, the jealous sower, Spills first the blood of man. Abel, the innocent shepherd, A cry, Behold the lamb. Abram withholds nothing, An angel stays his hand. God will provide the sacrifice, A cry, Behold the lamb. Pharaoh's heart is hardened, Mercy ends in the land. The angel passes over, A cry, Behold the lamb. John by waters edge, Many baptized by his hand. A dove descends upon the Christ, A cry, Behold the Lamb. The Heavens all cry out, Here is the Son of Man. Holy, Holy, Holy, A cry, Behold the Lamb. Another Christ at altar, Host and chalice in his hand. With trembling voice and body, A cry, Behold the Lamb.

Continue reading →



Cleansing the Temple

Thursday November 9th Basilica of St. John Lateran (The Pope's Cathedral) in Rome Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome John 2:15-22 The temple was filled, With dirt and grime, Selling and cheating, Lying and crime. Zeal for the temple, Consumed Our Lord. Turning over tables, Many looked for the door. There is no escape, From the filth inside, Except by a scourging, Of our deepest pride. The temple, the body. The whip, confession. Read the Gospel closely, To understand this lesson. The body is the temple, Of the Holy Spirit, this is true. Christ has zeal for your temple, And with the holy whip will renew. Submit to the cleansing, Cast out what is...

Continue reading →



Cleansing the Temple

Thursday November 9th Basilica of St. John Lateran (The Pope's Cathedral) in Rome Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, RomeJohn 2:15-22 The temple was filled,With dirt and grime,Selling and cheating,Lying and crime.Zeal for the temple,Consumed Our Lord.Turning over tables,Many looked for the door.There is no escape,From the filth inside,Except by a scourging,Of our deepest...

Continue reading →