• January 22, 2021

“To Me God Is” – Poem

 “To Me God Is” – Poem

God is THE FATHER ,
offering us unconditional love,
THE MOTHER ,
promising us eternal tender care,
THE GIFT ,
giving Himself to us,
THE WORD ,
becoming flesh and dwelling amongst us,
THE TRUTH ,
bearing witness to Himself,
THE REVEALER ,
showing Himself as Love,

God is THE BROTHER , God the Carpenter
sharing our experiences of life,
THE BABY ,
so fragile in a manger in Bethlehem,
THE CARPENTER ,
leading a normal life in Nazareth,
THE BELOVED ,
in whom we find delight,
THE CALL ,
announcing a kingdom of love and justice,
THE TEACHER ,
stepping on board our boat,

A prayer to thank God for his goodnessGod is THE ALMIGHTY ,
asking for our few loaves to feed all,
THE BREAD ,
nourishing us on the way,
THE MASTER ,
calling us His friends,
THE KING ,
washing our feet when we betray Him,
THE ONE ,
bringing unity in loving all of us,
THE LAMB ,
challenging us with His surrender,

Painting: Francelle Pace Agius

God is THE WOUNDED ,
sharing with us the burden of the Cross,
THE CRUCIFIED ,
suffering our ingratitude with love,
THE SLAUGHTERED ,
excusing His murderers,
THE LOVER ,
loving till it really hurts,
THE RISEN ONE ,
overcoming the world,
THE DAWN ,
ruling out the darkness of our nights,
God is THE I AM ,
ever-living, always loving,
THE MYSTERY ,
sought and adored in many religions,
THE PRESENCE ,
wrapping all time and space,
THE ABSOLUTE ,
abiding in our heart,
THE CREATOR ,
finding delight in us,

A prayer to thank God for his goodness. Photo: Gert AltmannGod is THE WHISPER ,
calling our name gently,
THE SHEPHERD ,
finding us so precious,
THE HEALER ,
looking for the sinner,
THE SAVIOUR ,
reaching out His hand to us,
THE MERCY ,
lifting us up each time we fall,
THE GRACE , conquering our sin,

God is THE STRENGTH ,
shining forth in our weakness,
THE FORGIVER ,
challenging us to love, love and love,
THE WAY ,
showing us how to do it,
THE POWER ,
enabling us with His trust,
THE COMPANION ,
walking beside us, His hands in ours,
THE SPIRIT ,
replacing our fear with courage,

Photo: Rustu Boskuz

God is THE THIRSTY ,
yearning for our love,
THE LIVING WATER ,
pouring eternal life in our hearts,
THE LIGHT ,
transforming our doubts into guiding hope,
THE JOY ,
brightening each day of our life,
THE PEACE ,
not given by the world,
THE FIRE ,
purifying our heart,
THE FRIEND ,
never leaving us alone,

God the RockGod is THE ROCK ,
standing firm when we are weak,
THE GIVER ,
asking us to share freely all that we have received,
THE FAITHFUL ,
promising everlasting intimacy,
THE LORD ,
keeping us in His love,
THE ETERNAL ,
whose warm embrace endures forever,
THE ALPHA & OMEGA ,
the wish itself of letting Him be our all in all,
To me, GOD IS LOVE ,
transforming our life!

This prayer, inspired by Mother Teresa, was written by Fr Kevin Schembri when he was still in his formation as a seminarian.

God is poem

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Fr Kevin Schembri

Fr Kevin Schembri

Rev. Dr Kevin Schembri is a Maltese diocesan priest. He is a canon law lecturer at the University of Malta and also serves at the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Malta. He was given the Emerging Scholar Theological Book Award for his book titled 'Oikonomia, Divorce and Remarriage in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition'.

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