A Meditation on the Trinity

I find it hard to understand

That You, self-contained, self-defining,

The I AM of every now,

Should define Yourself by loving,

Three-Personed God.

I measure my strength

By how many people I don’t need.

You measure Your sufficiency

In how many need You.



And what is beyond my telling

Is that You would reward those who desire You,

As if longing were a thing to be treasured,

As if to be yearned for was a gift without price.

And we who thirst for loveliness

Know not whether each passing thrill,

Or ache, is vanity or holiness

Or only vexation of spirit –

Only that You, Oh Lord, behold our desiring.



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