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Notes from Salzburg on Good Friday Posted on 2nd May 2011, 12:40am by admin

Do I love you, Lord?
I do, definitely!

For You loved me
first.

You courted me.
As with me, You created
mountains, lakes, the sun, the moon and stars.
Your creations wrote
poetry- Ray is a “drop of golden sun”, and the hills “are alive”.
The danube is a waltz, and the sky, the unifying blanket for all.

You are always here.

A presence constant, and reassuring.
You lent Your knees to put my head on and cry
when I was in despair.
You were the silent ear that listened
when I was angry.

And when I was anxious, You sent the birds, for You said
“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap…, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them”

What is there to fear, or
doubt Your love,
when You had sent Yourself to become one of me,
then to be
crucified?

Do I love You, Lord?

Whatever you ask, do I give?
Do I love my brothers and sisters as myself?
Do I make You present to them?

As a doctor, do I keep scientifically current, and yet
emotionally relevant?
At home, am I a part of Your Holy Family?
Am I a friend in need?

Do I love You, Lord?

When You first smiled at me,
unrestrained,
full of love and none of judgement,
I fell for You.

You showed me unconditional love.
It is easy to experience but difficult to carry out.

Goethe said there is power in commitment.
So I say,

I love You Lord,
and I will try.
I will be committed to this relationship.

When there is no colour in my life,
when there is no light,
and in my heart only disappointment and fear,
I will choose
to love.

Now,
In my mind,
I store the sights before me,
and the sounds,
and seal it with the love I feel.

The orchestra is perfect, and the view, a panorama.

And in my mouth,
I keep
a taste of Your body,
a reminder of Your love.
Our first date.

Do I love You, Lord?
I do.

~ by Hoping to Inspire

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