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“The Cross stands while the world turns.” Fr John Behr
A caterpillar has no thought
to leap off some leaf. Yet
when its Creator vivifies
life’s essence inside,
It wanders off to a quiet place
as if to say, “Let it be.”
Yields breath, water, clay to be moulded,
fashioned by the art of God.
Its essence, actively-passive, 
waits in a pupa gilded with gold, 
receives an imprint from Christ’s fingers –
an unhoped for transformation.


Craig A. Roberts




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