Thursday, August 31, 2017

A poem

Inspired by Matthew’s account of the Transfiguration, especially the line, “And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only” (Mt 17:8), one of the nuns in our monastery wrote the following poem after our pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We pray that the words can help deepen your own intimacy with our Bridegroom!

It is on Tabor that I first fell in love.
There did I behold my Lover, radiant and ruddy.
And when I fall to my face in shame,
unworthy to bask in those rays,
You touch my chin.
I lift my gaze.
And I can see nobody but You.

It is a love so effortless,
when I let it be so.
I need not even think of where is Your love.
When I cry, it is in Gethsemane.
When I laugh, it is in Cana.
There is no part of my life outside of our love.

It is a love meant for the world to see.
It cannot be kept secret.
And so I left the mountain,
because the mountain is not my love.
My Love is You, and You have asked
to make my heart a Mt. Tabor,
so others may fall in love.


  1. So beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Such a beautiful piece of work should be shared by as wide an audience as possible. I'm sure so many would be more than inspired.


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