Distance to be Measured
The world of physics measures distance in far and in between
But I have found a space where nothing in the gap can be seen
Its boundaries, love and hope of humanity, divinity has tied
This love cannot be severed even though men have often tried
You might ask how I know, when science cannot prove a thing
My answer is a sense that every cell is beyond simply being
God’s house spans across the divides, embedded in our DNA
Precious genes unite together with our souls to touch YHWH
Inside each space is an empty womb that we choose how to fill
One choice is with things and pleasures as that is our freewill
Here we find a fleeting happiness with joy that does not last
As our wombs quickly empty from the nothingness amassed
As believers we know these empty spaces to be of God’s design
Homes for faith, hope and love that freewill is meant to find
Wombs that are never empty, sometimes bursting at the seams
Spilling out His goodness between distance short to extremes
I see every single object lies within the distance of His breath
As everything is connected in birth and especially after death
For then there is no emptiness as we are filled within His light
And the distance to be measured is no longer within the finite
I was preparing to give a Witness on why the Rosary has importance for me. My thoughts drifted to Mary and the repetition of her womb in prayer. As the thoughts deepened, I envisioned thousand of wombs inside of us. Deeper still the thoughts went to the hierarchy of cells, DNA and genes until I saw the womb in each gene. Each one touching one another, each one capable of filling like little balloons with faith, hope and love. Each one near bursting sometimes, overflowing in joy to be shared with others both in the here and now and beyond. Each one connected to everything with no distance that can be measured.
For further reflection:
The idea of a spiritual womb and how Luke 1:26-38 seems to describe it to me with slightly changing perspectives has been in my thoughts and prayers numerous times. I like to record these thoughts when they occur and some of them are in this website starting at this Lectio Divina reflection of Luke 1:26-38
Luke 1:26-38 – Scripture (NSRVCE Bible)
The Birth of Jesus Foretold
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.”[b] 29 But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”[c] 35 The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born[d] will be holy; he will be called Son of God. 36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.
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Additional Thoughts about my Poetry
I believe my writing fits snugly into the category of grounded mystical Christian theology. I have studied, written, and spiritually and physically applied this practical concept in my life for nearly two decades. I have never seen or participated in what some might call a vision or phenomenon. However, I appreciate that they may be a reality for the person or group, and God has provided them with deep consolation. For me, consolation is the beginning of a two-way relationship with God.
My own experiences are more intellectual in nature because I lean toward engineering and science. The reality for me is that God is always present because we are his tabernacles. We constantly miss His surfacing of lighter than a feather touch because we are a physical people. We talk about opening our hearts to this love, but technically, our intellect gets in the way. I have been trying to prove this virtually every day for well over a decade by documenting what I believe are grounded mystical thoughts in various ways.
The tragedy of 9/11 was a significant transformative moment in my spiritual life because of a first hand experience. I am re-dedicating the thoughts and prayers associated with my Christian Poetry to all those affected.
Would you like to contribute related thoughts to these reflections of the contemplative material of this Web-based ministry? Do you see God’s grandeur everywhere and unconditionally enjoy sharing the love of Christ that you have inside? Are you willing to be anonymous in what you would share? If so, email me.
Prayer for young families:
Lord, let the young families of our communities get to know your joy, peace, comfort, and love despite the world’s distractions.
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