Breaking Into Embrace

Sweet Jesus,
In Your most humble embrace
Of our humanity,
In Your most Holy Sacrament,
Bread now Body,
Wine now Blood,
In Your Passion for love,
Your Body breaks into us.
Your Blood flows, given up,
Poured into our hearts.
As You enter my soul
That desires You so much,
My heart falls into Yours,
The All of my desire,
As I am broken into You,
Communion of Brokenness,
Communion of Sacrificial Love.
Together our broken pieces
Fall together into a perfect fit,
Communion of Love,
Communion of Joy.
Hearts poured out,
Hearts embraced.

Beloved,
Master of my soul,
Hold my heart in Yours.
In joyous union hold me;
In Your passionate furnace,
Envelope me,
As my heart loses itself,
Drowning in the Passion
Of Your Love.

Hearts broken open,
Embrace.
Blood poured out,
Mingles.
Passionate union,
A firestorm of Love,
Consumes.

2-23-2001

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Take All, My Lord

Your Flames softly scour my heart, my Lord,
Preparing a place for You.
Your tender Heart moves upon me
Filling my scoured heart and soul.
Fill me completely, my Lord,
That I may give it all to You!
Sweet, tender Heart of my God,
Flames so tender that lap around my heart,
Come, most precious Heart
With Your love so pure
Nothing can hold it
But must give it away.

Tender piercings of Your Heart’s thorns
You press into my heart
That I may know Your pain
Instead of mine
Which You have already taken
Into Your Heart.
Love Me, think of My Heart
And how I suffer for you,
You press tenderly into my heart.
Feel My love, My pain,
My longing to share all
With your human heart.

Lord, my God, my Beloved,
Press me with Your thorns,
Capture me with the nails that held You
Yet pierce deeper still.
Pierce my heart as deeply as possible
With the love that held You
Bound to the Cross
Of our sins and weaknesses.

To the very depths of my soul
You pierce with Your love,
Your love that sacrifices all.
My very being cries out to You,
Take all, my Lord, take all!
Barely a whisper away,
You rush to take all I give.
Hungering for my heart,
Thirsting for my soul,
You take all that I offer
To my Beloved.

Your Sacred Heart, my precious Lord,
Is all that I desire.
I am consumed in You, my Love,
As Your Holiness moves upon and devours me
As all that was before passes away,
Until all that is left of me
Is You, my Beloved.

7-30-2001

How Do We Meet Our God?

How do we meet our God?
He Who pours out His Heart,
His very being, complete and unreserved?
That complete self-gift of our Creator,
Witnessed by the pouring out on the Cross
Of His only Begotten Son
Whose Heart was laid bare,
Whose torture was unbearable,
Yet with Love He offered us all.

How do we meet out God
As His Love and Joy comes to meet us?
How can we hold back
That which He offers us?
Our hearts must rush to meet Him
Pouring out all, giving all, with joy,
Yet willing to sacrifice in union with His,
All given for all.

Lord, my God,
The Fire of Your Love
Stirs my soul
Drawing from the dark night
That which lay sleeping
Until its Beloved drew near.
Ignite Your Fire in this kindling,
The broken pieces of my life,
The peat of years of suffering, of longing,
Ignite it all as an offering,
A holocaust of love and joy,
Its incense rising to meet You.

10/10-11/2011

You Alone

You are here, within me,
Burning Your path to my heart.
Every dark corner now Light.
Every empty place now filled.
You fill my hunger and thirst for You,
For Your holiness, Your Love,
For all that You are,
The hard parts and
The tender, sweet parts.
All that is You is Holy
And is all I desire.

Your path to my heart,
So often blazed by trials and struggles,
Offers no resistance,
Yielding easily and tenderly
To Your Holy Presence.
Every part of me rushes to welcome You,
Your gift of Your Divine touch in me
But Your human touch as well.

My heart embraces Yours
In deep joy and tenderness,
Holding You close to my heart
For as long as I may.
The core of my heart and
The center of my soul
Receives its Master with joy,
Receives its Beloved with sweet,
Tender, inebriating love.

How I wish to remain
Lost in this precious Union,
As all I am moves to You,
Locked in to Your gaze,
Desiring nothing else.

Will Your Sweet Fire rage
In my heart today
Warming all I do
With the grace of Your Love?
Will Your sweet nectar flow
Through all I touch,
And through all I love,
Will Your Heart be known?

Trembling with Your Love,
Inebriated with Your Passion,
You are all to me, all.
As You send me into the world
Still holding You so close,
You must wash my day with Your Love,
Flooding my life with Your Passion.
For I will not let go of You now
For even a moment, my Love.
I must have You, Beloved,
For You alone are Life.

2-16-2002

Gathered Into My Heart

Rise from your prostration
And mount to My Cross, Beloved.
Embrace with love
My Heart spread out for you.
As the thorns entwine our love
And hold our hearts firmly
In our embrace,
So the world retreats
And we are one.
Hearts in communion,
Immune to death,
As thorns pierce
in a tender touch of love,
Spill forth their contents
And are taken up
In one Heartbeat of Love.

So I take you up
Gathered into My Heart.
Touch so pure,
Pain turned into delight,
Brokenness falls away
As hearts stirred to Life
Weld in Love
A singleness of Heart.

Pour out to Me your love
As I drink it up like wine
As the banquet of Love.
The taste of your love to Me
Is so sweetly intoxicating
My Heart moves, overflowing
In a fountain of Graces.
Your love is My delight.
As the Bridegroom searches out the Bride,
So I search out your love
Waiting to ambush your heart
And take you as My own.

Come, Beloved,
Into the arms that await you
And surrender to Me your heart.
Let me hold you as My own
Consumed in the eternal Fire
And sweetness of My Love,
Embracing the Sacrifice that binds
In eternal surrender
Our union of Hearts.

4-12-2001
Holy Thursday

Here In My Hand

Here in my hand
I hold Your Heart,
Given to me at great sacrifice.
Here in my hand lies the King of Kings,
Overwhelmingly Majestic in stunning humility.

Tender Savior,
Gift from the Heart of God,
You beg to be consumed,
To be so taken in
That You become one with us
In every cell, in every thought,
In the beating of our hearts
And each breath we take.

Here You must be, in everything,
Just as You are.

But we seldom see, hear,
Touch, love totally, as You long for.
Our thoughts turn so easily earthward
While You try so hard to lift us up
To You, O Master, Creator,
Lover of our souls, as You are
One with our bodies,
Part of every cell,
Food for the journey,
The journey to Your Heart,
That room prepared for us.

Love so dense it takes on form,
A form such that would break
So easily in our hands,
So You come, O Loved One,
In infinite humility and vulnerability,
Begging to be consumed
In a heart on fire with love,
Enraptured with Your touch,
With the power of Your grace,
With the tenderness and
Passionate trembling
Of Your precious Heart;
So I consume You
And make You my own,
My heart falling into Yours,
Where it longs to be,
Where You long to hold it
Captive to Your holy grace
And Your thunderously powerful,
Infinitely sweet Love.

Come, my Love, and consume me
As I consume You
And our hearts tremble into union
In the passionate Fire
Of Your most Sacred Love.

12-20-2003

Love Invades

My heart cannot survive
The rain of Your Heart upon me.
Dissolving into Your Love,
Melting into Your embrace,
Nothing remains but You,
And I, lost in Your Love,
Revel in my nothingness in You.

For You, O Majestic One, own my soul.
And You, O Mighty One, gather my thoughts.
And You, O Passionate One, inflame my heart
And keep it on the hearth
Of Your passionate, most Sacred Heart.
You take control of everything I am
And place the Fountain of Your Heart
In the center of this garden,
My heart made for You.

I come to the Fountain
Where You wash away my failures,
Asking only for my love.
Deeply, Love invades the inner regions
Of my heart and soul,
Casting even my human heart
Into the cauldron of Your Love.
I am Yours, my Love,
Deeper than I even knew I was.
Your Life invades and I,
Surrendered to You,
A willing captive,
Rejoice in Your deeper conquests
And tighter bonds
Of my heart to Yours.

Nothing can stop You now
As You make my heart Yours.
Your embrace ever deeper,
The sweetness of Your Love
Like a delicate sting of prey,
Leaves me completely powerless to resist,
Overcome by the tenderness
Of Your Precious Heart of Love.

2-26-2001