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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Open thine eyes!

Image Credit: Christ in the Wilderness by Stanley Spencer

When God himself has come down to Earth, why pray in the dark corner of a temple?
Behold, the God is in the wilderness, in the dingy mud of Earth. Why do you look for him in the immaculately clean colossal buildings? 
He has soiled his clothes and worn the grey of mountains and the green of grass. Why do you paint gaudy colours on his idols? 
He has let the nature bloom in his arms and embraced its thorns. Why do you have to offer him festoons, garlands and flowers?
He is in the eyes which choose to see the world as it is, stark naked and in-ornate. 
He is here with open arms, waiting for you to find him back.
My beloved, open thine eyes!

Written for Magpie Tales: mag 306


Susan Anderson said...

Well done. I especially liked this part:

He has let the nature bloom in his arms and embraced its thorns.


Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...


phil said...

Wonderful! My favorite mag this week.

Sun Bloom said...

@Susan Anderson. Thank you very much!

Sun Bloom said...

@Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue. Thank you!

Sun Bloom said...

@phil. Thank you! That made me smile!

Tess Kincaid said...


Sun Bloom said...

@Tess Kincaid. Thank you very much!