Poetry Inside the Passion

The Kiss of Christ

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Lo, there He hangs –
Ashened figure pinioned against the wood.
God grant that I might love Him
Even as I should.
 
I draw a little closer
To feel His love divine,
And Hear Him gently whisper,
“Ah, precious child of mine –
 
If now I should embrace you,
My hands would stain you red,
An if I leaned to whisper,
My thorns would pierce your head.” 

 ‘Twas there I learned in sorrow
That love demands a price;
‘Twas then I learned that suffering
is but the kiss of Christ.
 

 ~ Trappist monk

With a Flame Inside

 

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Jesus carried in His breast
God the Holy Ghost,
Carried on His way to death
Love the uttermost, 
 
Love that sought a sacrifice
Infinitely wide.
Jesus could not stop and rest
With that Flame Inside 
 
Now He dwells with Him Who was
His Indweller here,
And He casts that Fire on earth
Wonderfully near. 
 
Now like Him the just go forth
With a Flame inside,
Love that pleads and presses them
To be crucified. 
 
Since they bear the Holy Ghost
For Whom Christ was spent,
Where else can they go on earth
Save where Jesus went? 

~ Jessica Powers (Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit – she entered a Carmelite monastery in Milwaukee, WI – she took her final vows in 1943.)

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Poetry Inside the Passion

  1. My name is Gemma named after saint Gemma galganie I I love the poetry I am 11 years old and hope to live the best life I can to make Jesus happy !!

  2. ‘Twas there I learned in sorrow
    That love demands a price;
    ‘Twas then I learned that suffering
    is but the kiss of Christ.

    I heard this poem during a Lenten Mission at my local Church, and for the first time…I learned that suffering
    is but the kiss of Christ. How powerful and meaningful are these words, this message.

    Amen

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