You yearned for fulfillment
but there is no meaning
in the light of your eyes
just thoughts whispered in the sand.
For you ripped apart the law written in your heart
and made for yourself an idol
out of your own desires.
You grew weary and pretended
that everything is alright
closing your mind ever so deeply
to the storm stirring in your heart.
A feeling you can’t loose.
A yearning you can’t ignore.
For you never felt at home in the muck.
Still a small voice that whispers
into your heart:
You were made for more.
A small voice that trembles
through your bones
Tear down all you got.
For you are not the sums
of your failures…
but the sum the Father’ love for you*.
*Authors note: The last two verses are straight from Saint John Paul II 17th World Youth Day homily. A moving exhortation to today’s youth facing what Pope Benedict XVI called the dictatorship of relativism embedded in today’s culture.