Once an infidel, Your love evoked fidelity.
I’m faithful now, not to God, but to a human being
Who walked the path Jesus walked,
all the way to Golgotha.
But more intimate than that --
faithful to the One Who poured the wine
into my cup;
Who rested His hand on my shoulder;
Who gestured tenderly, “You belong to Me.”
I can’t reach beyond that form, that face and personality.
It’s self-serving and calculated -- I want to be You;
filled with Your Essence until nothing else remains.
O child of God, the Avatar is made of flesh and blood;
therein lies His majesty.(from A Jewel in the Dust)