Many have been the times
when I meditated on
the Passion, Death and Resurrection
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
In one of my silent retreats
I did not want to meet the Infant Jesus
I was the talkative woman who needed to speak
To converse and to engage in discussions
So I sought the teenage Jesus
A tall thin lad
One so welcoming and so hospitable
He was quick to give me a gift
It was a small wooden crucifix
To my question – why a crucifix?
The answer remains etched in my heart
The answer brings tears of joy to my eyes
Such love! Such compassion! Such mercy!
The Lord said
So that every time you look at one
you will remember that I LOVE YOU!