By James Brady
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A Door I Durst Not Open

Oft, O Lord my God, I traveled at
Your beck and call to enter
within my heart! Usually, I went
there to hear the Whispers of
the Spirit which called me there!
Alas, there was one door I
found that intrigued me, but it
too scared me to approach
this door! My heart quailed if
ever she neared this door!
'Twas a door I durst not open!
'Twas a door I must open!


Just This Side of Fear

My heart and I, we stood frozen in
fear of we knew not what! 'Oft,
what we do not know causes fear to
be at its greatest! Still, we heard
the Whisper say, “Open, this door!
Face your fears! Trust in God,
for He awaits You there!” We said
a prayer, then opened the door
to step into complete darkness! My
eyes were wide shut! 'Tis then
I heard the Whisper say, “O man,
open your eyes, for the Light
is within your heart, for ever has
It lived within your heart!
My heart and I, at long last, dared
open our eyes! We perceived
Christ Jesus awaiting as when we
first came out of the Water of
Life to join Him upon His Cross!
He fed us with the Food He fed
the Apostles before He was killed
upon the Cross for my sins!
Bread He broke for me, and rich,
red wine He poured for me!
Jesus then spoke to me for a time,
and I did naught but listen!
Then, I awoke, for the Mass was
coming to the final prayer!
So be it!


James Brady
June 5, 2019