The Jolt, the Life

Detail from "Fall" by Sergio Gomez http://www.ctu.edu
Detail from “Fall” by Sergio Gomez
http://www.ctu.edu

Having been looked at by God, I had to and have to look at God.

(Søren Kierkegaard, Journal)

 

You – how can I call you by familiar names?

Only Thou seems fitting; yet You invade

Space, time, as though next to me, as though plain.

Yet You are not plain: You assault, You raid

Though never seen; You never seem so clear

As when unclear, as when, unlimited,

You stride above the limits of our spheres.

With one look from You, our world’s upended;

Living coram Deo is to live

Within, without, the leap of faith and doubt

Jolting sense to senselessness. Revive,

O One who gives and takes; turn out

Our involuted selves and show us how

To live before You, ever-loving Thou.

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