Agape, Poetry

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""One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. ‘This is amazing,’ Moses said to himself. ‘Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.’
When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ ‘Here I am!’ Moses replied.
‘Do not come any closer,’ the Lord warned. ‘Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground. I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ When Moses heard this, he covered his face because he was afraid to look at God." - Exodus 3:1-6


"An agape gift in a winter garden You wait outside my window, evergreen, like Hope, new minted in my mind. I am agog like a child, as I gaze in wonder at the pattern cast into the snow like some angel alone at the top. Mesmerized, I gaze out my open window, aground in a vision of desert places and empty spaces in my heart. Anesthetized by a blade-like breath of pine, I inhale Your Spirit like a fire-eater untouched by the eternal flame. There is nothing I need do in loving You but watch like candles lest the light go low. Like a wreath on the door, like a sand castle on the shore, like a leaf in the winter wind, and like the child watching in a window, I am awake to Your love, I am agape as I glow. Thank You for embracing my shadowy self as You walk through my empty spaces and fill my desert places fully with agape. Yes, I will embrace the burning bush." -- Francis E. Crowley

Dearest Lord, please enable me with the spirit of agape love, to be pleasing in your sight and be a blessings to my sisters and brothers in Christ, as well as those who do not know Christ yet. Amen.
Jul 28 2018