Saturday, January 23, 2010

The path of petals

As I neared the communion rail
I saw it-
a path of white rose petals
leading past the hem
of her white satin gown,
past the bridegroom
to the altar,
to Him.
And I saw the path of thorns and dust
leading to Calvary,
the one the Bridegroom trod
in His blood-soaked robe
for His bride,
for us.
Two paths to Heaven-
the second one is loveliest.

(originally posted 1/11/09)


  1. Oh, KS, this is so, so beautiful! Thorns, dust and blood-soaked robe for us. Truly lovely! Thanks for reposting this, I would be poorer for never having read it!

  2. Beautiful! May I have your permission to repost on the Portiuncula Blog?

  3. Of course, dear Fra. You have my blanket permission to repost/publish anything from my blog. May God bless you and your good work.