As children we looked up
Even lied down on the cool church floor when bored,
And looked up at God.
God’s icon on the church dome interior
Looking lovingly down
As adults we look forward
Sometimes behind, to see
someone we are expecting to join us.
While listening to the Divine Liturgy,
We look at the icons straight ahead
Then to those at the right or left,
Or even to those upward, diagonally in front of us.
But as adults, no longer children,
We have stopped wonderingly,
To look above.
When we see someone do this in church,
We might follow their gaze—
–wondering what’s wrong.
It’s time to look up to God again.
So bring your gaze up to Him,
Who for so long has gazed upon us.
Aug 5, 2012