Bear God Safely Through the Dark Land

Dark LandTake God with you.  Hold God lovingly.
Hug fresh Divinity gently by hands, ears and heart.
Bear Him through your dark shadowed land
Where many sleep through morning light,
Can only see what they saw the day before,
Close their eyes and see nothing more.

Bring your God down incarnate into your very Soul,
Through mountain fog or snow and storms,
By forest path where narrow road is steep,
But do not bear God clumsily as those do who are blind,
Who attempt to bring light to darkness
When they refuse, cannot believe what is so bright.
Let them walk in shadows of their own small despair.

Softly, take God close to heart,
Keep Him safe and warm, let God suck at your breast,
Feast of love and comfort’s grace—
Where virgin’s fire burns brightly in hearth and home,
Not in huts where hearts are cramped and small,
Where poverty of spirit is like poisoned meat on bone.

Keep God safe within your secret soul.
Do not allow abhorrent bungling hands to harm,
Nor dark noise of voices divide what is Whole.
Let no danger crush this vulnerable child of Heaven’s fragile Peace,
Terribly splendid in God’s newborn lack of power.
Keep Him away from those who harbor hate,
For sight of God will drive them mad and wild.
Sit instead in solitary place and pray ancient words
Known by generations who waited in darkness for God’s birth.

Be of good cheer, for as Divinity grows in strength,
God shall walk through Land of Morning.
Shimmering light of Magnificence shall flow from God’s eyes.
Those who touch His hem or hear His Healing Voice
Shall be astonished at miracle of God, seed of God germinating,
Planted, rooted safely within your secret Self.

Your God will grow beyond measure, both in darkness and brightness.
Divinity will know freedom in bondage; be Catholic in Diversity,
Grow strangely wise though He be very young.
Heavy as stone, God’s burden will be Light, enlightened laughter
Streaming straight from transparent eyes….
Coiled densely within Godself, beginning, ending, leaning straight,
Brooding over worlds, forgiving the proud of all their sin.

For now, hide all longing and lamenting of your heart.
Be strong in passion as you carry God away, safely,
Where those who sit in power cannot touch or harm.
Move slowly; live simply,
Allow an empty space for Love to thrive.
Cradle God, nurture and protect Him.
Keep God always close until He walks away on God’s own power.

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