Your Way Of Love!

       On one certain night in 1984, I had a dream about seeing a life-size statue of Christ carrying His cross. I saw some small children climbing onto the statue with no respect for what it represented. I then went closer to the statue and told the children to get off. I told them to have a little respect for God. Suddenly the children left and the statue came to life. Christ told me: "That's right I am God...." Then He said: "You, My writer of poems, I want you to write about My way of Love."

       The next day I prayed to the Holy Spirit for guidance to write this poem for which I believe Our Lord was commanding me to write. I then wrote the poem. Here it is:

Your Way of Love

By Bill Richer

Your Love is the Dancing Sun of Fatima.
Your Love is the Miracle Water of Lourdes.
Your Love is the Brown Cloth of Carmel.
Your Love is the Rose-scented Prayers of the Rosary.
Your Love is the Tears of LaSalette.
Your Love is the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Heart, Pierced by the Sword of Sorrow.
The Heart, Dwelling Only in the Love of You.
Still, You Gave Her to Us as Our Mother.
She Cares for Us as a Mother Loves a Child.
She Guides Us Thru Bad Times and Good,
Bringing Us Closer to You in All that We Do.
She Shows Us to Give Thanks for Our Blessings,
She Shows Us Not to Take to Heart Our Hardships.
For Truly, Joys and Trials are Both Blessings,
They Both Bring Us Closer to You.
Still, Mary Always Shows Us a Life of Love,
With Every Movement, Word and Thought Being a Prayer.
Then, in the End, Under Her Humble Feet,
Satan Shall Be Crushed in Eternal Despair.

       "I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel." Genesis 3:15

       "And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth,To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David: and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: 'Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.' Who having heard, was troubled at his saying and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her: 'Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father: and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end.'" Luke 1:26-33

       "And she entered into the house of Zachary and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. And she cried out with a loud voice and said: 'Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.'" Luke 1:40-44

The Magnificat

My Soul doth magnify the Lord:
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
Because He hath regarded the lowliness of His handmaid:
For, behold, from henceforth,
All generations shall call me blessed.
For He that is mighty hath done great things to me:
And Holy is His name.
And His mercy is from generation unto generations,
To them that fear Him.
He hath showed might with His arm:
He scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat,
And hath exalted the lowly.
He hath filled the hungry with good things:
And the rich He hath sent empty away.
He hath received Israel His servant,
Being mindful of His mercy:
As He spoke to our Fathers, to Abraham,
And to His seed forever.
Luke 1:46-55

©Copyright Poems, William J. Richer