The world--it is a place of mystery; religion a matter of faith. Yet all around us in the matrix of creation, animals, people, and personal experience the immanence of the Creator is present. More than that so is the Spirit who shapes the world, and Jesus the Incarnate, the Word of God and Redeemer of shattered relationships between God and all creation. We do not always have the clarity of experiencing God in the beauty or disorder of life, yet God is there, waiting to be praised, encountered, thanked, and experienced.
Every moment is an opportunity to grasp that presence. Simple words of no great import in the world of literature can sometimes capture that experience in a phrase or an image. While that perception is individual we share common experiences and an imagination to envision rapture or difficulty. While my poems may not be memorable, like a key, they can open the realm of possible relationship that is available to everyone as God's invitation to his friendship, a relationship we can call grace as Incarnation.