Pilgrim’s Passage – Poetry for Lent



"Nothing, how little so ever it be, if it is suffered for God's sake, can pass without merit in the sight of God." ~Thomas a Kempis

Pilgrim’s Passage

I go without
To go within
The passage, a pace of mysteries
First a sacred bow
Leads to a sacred now
A pilgrim focused on discovery
On Knowing

I find an undiscovered place
A dwelling that fits the pilgrim in me
Here, with Him, My God
Is the beginning of many such journeys
Set free, not to settle, no
For how would that suit a pilgrim?
Set free to remain in His love

Jay Cookingham 3/9/11 ©
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Moe said…
Beautiful! I see poetry as an extension of worship. So amazing.
Jay Cookingham said…
I do also Moe, it's like writing a psalm....thanks Dude!
Tony Alicea said…
"I go without, to go within"

Killer opening line! I love it!
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks my brutha! Bless you!
jasonS said…
Great stuff, Jay. There is a pilgrim heart beating inside us, yearning to be with Him. Thank you.
Jay Cookingham said…
As long as we don't have to wear those goofy pilgrim hats...thanks, Bro'
Dusty Rayburn said…
I echo Tony. The opening line stopped me.
Jay Cookingham said…
Does that mean you stopped reading? ;-0 Bless you Dusty!
seekingpastor said…
"Set free to remain in his love." Reminds me of what it means to be a bondservant. Good words.
Jay Cookingham said…
Bondservant...I like that...thanks Matt!

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