Once when Jesus was praying by himself,        
and the disciples were with him,        
he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”         

Like gold hidden
deep in the earth

so dwells Emptiness
deep in our souls

often unknown
often undiscovered
some times denied

yet the Presence
the Empty/Fullness
is there—the Holy One

waiting to be found
discovered, claimed
believed in

regardless the
cost, the labor


J. Janda