The Mystery of Welcome


Eternal God,


How can a product of creation

envision the Independent

Alpha before the beginning?


How can a mind formed within time

understand the Eternal

Giver and Shaper of temporal flow?


How can one held, a sparrow or a human

imagine the Infinite

Nourisher of fragile finitude?



Unbounded God,


Whose being defeats my comprehension,


Thank you.


Your welcome does not depend

on my ability to understand

nor your care on my capacity to comprehend.


I kneel


before love that bends

the Inexpressible into a fragment of fragility

yields to moments, dependence, death


So that, not understanding, we may know.