Poetry on Odyssey: Come and See!
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Poetry on Odyssey: Come and See!

The Great Invitation of Love

Poetry on Odyssey: Come and See!
Domenico Ghirlandaio

In the Bright light of Sun by the Sea

Jesus plucked disciples from Galilee

He said to young Master Phillip, "Come,

Come, my Friend and Follow me!"

In that instance he knew the Love of the Lamb

He felt the awe and light of the great I Am

So amazed was he, that he went out in the land

To Find his devoted friend, Nathanael

Phillip gave to him surprising news:

"We found the one foretold by Moses

in the law and in the Prophets too!

He is the son of Joseph, born of Nazareth!"

Nathanael seemed skeptical, his brow furrowed

He looked up from the shade of the fig tree

"What good is found in Israel's lowest little burrow?"

Phillip simply said "Come and See."

When he came upon the Son of Man,

He saw the Love that in the fullness of time

Would come to save all of Adam's Kind

When He said He knew, Nathanael sat

Beneath the Fig Tree, in the Shade

Come and See, my friends

the New Worlds God has made

for us to share:

Their names are Love, Hope, Charity

Through the fullness of time

They will always be there

Inviting us in!

This is a poetic paraphrase of the beginning of Jesus' calling of the disciples, and came about after listening to sermon on the same topic at the Church of Epiphany in Gates, NY. God invites us to see what he has to offer, and what living a life full of Love can do for us, and for the rest of the world.

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