The Blood and the Blood

The Blood and the Blood and the Blood!
O, Holy Blood,
Terrible and torrential,
Rain down rivers of Mercy,
To ravage the Defiler,
And assuage the anger of God.

Wash blasphemy from the tongue of Man,
And flood the souls of Men
With grace, pure, lovely, and above nature,
To inundate the depths of humanity,
And carry the Sons and Daughters of God,
High on baptismal waters
To crest in waves of praise,
And break on heavenly shores,
There to adore the Most adorable,
To love the Most Lovable,
And to glorify the Most Glorious Blood of Jesus, Savior.

© 2016 Joann Nelander

 

SHE WAS THERE

SHE WAS THERE

She was there,
A magnificat of prayer.

She was there,
When the angel hailed her,
“Full of Grace”.

She was there,
Standing with the Beloved Disciple,

At Christ’s Cross and Dying,
She was there.

Full of Grace,
A Magnificat of prayer.

© 2018 Joann Nelander

From His Fullness

From His Fullness

Gabriel spoke God’s Words,
“Full of Grace”.

Was Gabriel wrong?
Was God wrong?
What does “full” mean to God?
Does it imply “except for”?

God’s fullness is for us His Children beyond comprehension?

Do not fear to take Mary for your mother, if you are His beloved disciple. She is His gift given with His Blood from the Cross. Her capacity to bless you flows from God’s fullness.

© 2018 Joann Nelander

Beholding Past, Present & Future

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In Time,
Yet above it,
Beholding Past, Present and Future,
Christ, look upon my fore-bearers,
Still alive by virtue of an immortal soul.

Look upon my world, spinning in Space,
Held in its journey through Time,
By Your Father’s Almighty Word,
Destined for Judgement,
Bequeathed Mercy.

Look upon me,
In my time,
In my place,
On my journey.

My Jesus, Mercy.

 

© 2016 Joann Nelander

▶ AUDIO: Martin Luther King Junior ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’ by SPLCenter

https://soundcloud.com/splcenter/audio-martin-luther-king

Time and Genesis

Time and Genesis

Fr. Spitzer mentioned a Jewish thinker who thought about the days of Genesis’ creation account and applied Einstein time dilation in his calculations. This article makes for an interesting read and some amazing results to ponder.

http://www.geraldschroeder.com/AgeUniverse.aspx