On the way they entered a Samaritan village       
to prepare for his reception there,     
but they would not welcome him … (Gospel)       

 Christ Our Earth  
  
Yet he will not
force
our allegiance

the struggle
the years
the deaths

for Truth

the suffering
the humiliation
the unknowing

for Truth

can it be
otherwise?

The vision of
the child
the poet
the prophet

Christ

the hope
the dream

the gift
given

the Truth
must
be cherished

protected
nourished

it is a living
thing—
it is a delicate
thing

the fleeting
vision
cannot be denied

a bluebell
blooms
and dies

it was
not
a lie

the flame in
the
sanctuary lamp

must
not be put out

Truth
witnesses
Presence

not seen
 

J. Janda