Writings by Carmela P.

Formerly "Mel's Musings" but do to many authors with name of Mel - changing to "Writings by Carmela P."

Saturday, July 21, 2007



Excitement builds as I pull open the heavy Church door;
the Holy Water font invites me to make the blessing:

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Upon the Altar up the center aisle
I see You encased in golden filigree
And see You turn to face me.
No matter what side of the Church I enter
Our Lady's side, St. Joseph's side or the Center,
I see You seeing me.

A number of people come to Adoration and yet
when I come in and see that You are looking right at me,
my soul soars and I smile broadly because I feel loved,
Lord, truly loved just for coming to see You
because I love You.

This gift of Your Presence is so appreciated.
I love how You love me.
Help me to love as I ought.

This prayer comes to my mind now:

"We adore you, O Christ, and we Praise you,
Because by Your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world."

© Mel Patterson, July 20, 2007