Wednesday, July 6, 2011

LOVE RECONCILES - Sacrament Of Reconciliation

20 Then a woman who had suffered from a severe bleeding for twelve years came up from behind and touched the edge of his cloak. 21 For she thought, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” 22 Jesus turned, saw her and said, “Cour­age, my daughter, your faith has saved you.” And from that moment the woman was cured. - Matthew 9:20-23
Timidly I approach,
My heartbeat crescendos
Deafening my ears.
Aware of my sin stained soul
I fall on my knees seeking mercy
Beseeching You to bless me.
You do.
And I confess.

Trembling, I touch the  tassels of Your cloak
That seamless garment of love
Woven with pity and compassion
And once again grace imbues my soul.
Healed in mind, body and spirit
I am whole.

Fear dissolves, melting into sorrow
For having wounded You
Whom I love best.
Unbidden, tears wet my cheek
I firmly resolve with Your  help
To never sin again.

The Voice that spoke
Two thousand years ago
Speaks again those blessed words
Restoring me to grace,
 “Go in peace, your sins are forgiven.”

Grace wells, drawn from Living Streams,
I glow
In the warmth of Your benediction.

Myra D’Souza / 6th July 2011


  1. Good one Myra. Notice that you have changed your style of poetry! I think this is the second one in this new 'tempo'.

    God Bless!

    New Zealand

  2. Hi Myra,

    You are blessed with a great Gift - and most of all you are glorifying our Great Big Wonderful God.

    Blessings to you and the family
    Gladys / Nova Scotia Canada

  3. Myra, you'll be pleased to know that on one of out recent visits to the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima in the States, we received the sacrament of reconciliation - after many many years. it was a good experience for us. Thought I would share this joy with you.


  4. I know that the sentiments expressed in this poem will find an echo in your heart as well.

    God bless,

  5. yes, myra,
    your observation was very true for me!

    keep up this poetic grace!

    god bless you too!
    ozy sj

  6. Thank you for reminding us of the true joy on the "Sacrament of Reconciliation"

  7. yea myra love what u write and how u write...yea seeking forgiveness has its own heeling grace....lovely inspiring!


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