God, in the waiting and the tension
You are teaching us
The characteristics of True Love
Like a prism, it has many faces:
Freedom, and more.
For years, for generations, we said
“God is Love,”
When what we really thought was
“God is Wrath.”
We thought of you as moody and prickly,
Distant and disembodied.
We know better now.
The Christ has taught us.
We like to imagine the night Love became Incarnate:
Perfect conditions for Love’s emergence
Perfect timing for Love’s expansion.
It’s in quiet that love has its purest voice.
It’s in stillness that love finds its rhythm.
And indeed, Love smiled upon us that day
Its every face beaming
A tiny voice bawling out love’s insistence
A tiny heart beating out love’s cadence.
Shhh, we can still hear it:
I love you. I love. I am love.