Existence You compare to a motion picture
with God playing every role.
You, of course, are the love interest.
When Your face hits the screen
every pulse quickens.
Let the storylines get too sad, predictable
and You are thrown into the mix,
to stir up the plot by espousing
the most difficult task in existence.
Love God, You say. Love God.
Again and again, You enter the picture
to round out and soften
God's rough edges, awaken
the human heart to love. To love.
You make it easy -- so that we might begin
our arduous approach to God;
to love God, to become God,
to become God the Beloved.
O child of God, impossible to love the self;
next to impossible to love the Self.