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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Francis of the Poor
For Pope Francis, who visited the Philippines, January 15-19, 2015

by Jonel Abellanosa

As he walks among them
Clouds gather and say to each other
Let us bless him.  Let us bless them. 
                    Let us bless their nation.
And so it rains lightly all day
And drizzle never feels as good
As water heals

They who have less of the world
Have this one moment
This is their place of inheritance
In their hearts
To shelter in
When storms return
Their futures remain uncertain
But one man who obeys
The two commandments to love
And rises
To live by example,
Whose life unfolds like
Pages of Holy Scripture,
Shows them they matter,
That they are important to him
So they love him in return
Millions of them
In his humility he is honored
To be embraced
As one of their own

1 comment:

  1. Lovely poem! Love how it captures the spirit of Pope Francis.