A royal Invitation

Did you know you have in your possession
a royal invitation?  
You were issued this invitation 
at the moment of conception 
and it remains in force throughout
 all the days you live upon the earth.  

No one can revoke it. 
 No one can declare you unworthy to receive it.  
 This invitation comes from
 the hand that created the earth and heavens
the One whose Word brought into being
and breath
 and time.  

This invitation comes from
 the hand of that One 
who loves us with such unimaginable passion
 that we simply cannot grasp
 the height or depth of such reality.

   So we create boxes 
and definitions
 and creeds
 to codify and contain that love.
  As though it were so illusive 
we could not count on it.  
We impose conditions upon it,
 rituals to invoke it,
 and contracts to keep it.

   And beyond all our machinations,
 God still extends the invitation.
  Still stands with arms outstretched
 to His children. 

c.2011 from SPLINTERS OF LIGHT by Donna Swanson+

About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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2 Responses to A royal Invitation

  1. That is cute. Also, makes current events more fun. Great work. Thanks. My potluck: http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/protect/

  2. Alive aLwaYs says:

    I will take it, the invitation,
    attend the fest and proceed with sound action.

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