The First Flicker of Love

From the first flicker of love, comes a firestorm,

            Of magnificent beauty, of life,

            created by love alone, an image made by God,

            now beats safely inside two wombs.

Cousins both separate and related, wave to each other with joy.


“Children were brought to Jesus that he might lay his hands on them and pray.”

Gospel of Matthew

Addition and Division


Do you divide family and friends …

Into men and women, girls and boys,

            close friends, acquaintances, colleagues,

            those to keep at a distance, even enemies?

Are we better served by addition versus subtraction; multiplication instead of division.



Someone told him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside,
asking to speak with you.”


Gospel of Matthew