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Poem: “The Gatekeeper Awaits!”

The Gatekeeper Awaits!

Open the door of Faith
Plunge your praying hands through his wounded chest!
O Centurion’s sword! Thank you for a straightened path into his Sacred Heart!

Now, pierce his heart with your laser Faith!
Beloved One, penetrate his chambers.
His heartbeat drowns reason’s fears, transfusing your mind with Truth.

Faith illuminates the mind of God! Revelation, upon revelation!
Clarity through the window fogged by human wisdom.
Transformed by Truths, barriers become the Door of Faith.

Within the mind of God, transcendence permeates mundane realities.
You live encompassed by time, but not enslaved!
Precious blood courses through fragile faith, mysteriously sparking synapses…

He entered willingly into his passion,
Through the door of Faith! Eloi! Eloi! Lama sabachthani!”
“My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?”

The Word, carved into his father’s palm, yet
Secured by that hand of mutual love to his cross.
His faith became The Door!

Now, open wide The door to Christ, which is Faith!
Hope turns the knob. A chink of light escapes….
Ah!!! Love rushes in……

Love swoons on its cross.
It enters willingly into temporal relationships
Knowing they hint at eternal unity, a security unrealized in time.

Purified by Faith, your intellect embraces that which nature finds repugnant.
Sacrifice, delayed gratification, mortification, pouring yourself out, and out….
Saying you’re sorry, confessing, forgiving, listening, understanding, persevering,
Embracing your enemy.

Faith! It is the Light upon your path.
Open the Book! Believe the inspired Word,
Walk by Faith, for his precious blood is the reliable cairn through the wilderness.

His path led him across the Kidron Valley, into the Garden of Gethsemane: The Olive Press garden.
Enter your Gethsemane willingly.
The Press of your Faith will yield fragrant oil.

Therefore, Rejoice in Hope!
The knob of hope awaits your hand. Turn it!
Open the Door of Faith! Enter eternal life Today!

The Gatekeeper awaits the command of your Faith!

Stacy Peterson
August 27, 2012


Stacy received a BA in PSCI from VaTech and taught for several years. As a former Marine reservist and Officer Candidate, she brings Semper Fidelis to her vocation as wife and mother. She ponders the world around her and on occasion pens an essay. She may be reached at stacypeterson40@hotmail.com.
  • goral

    “O Centurion’s sword! Thank you for a straightened path into his Sacred Heart!”
    That statement is so poetically profound and mystically mesmerizing that words can not bring out it’s meaning, only meditation.

    We also little gatekeepers and smug gated communities who keep Him knocking and waiting.?

  • goral

    Yes, we are! (correction)