Look up to God

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

Upon us.


As adults we look forward

In church;

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.

Not thinking,–

It’s time to look up to God again.


So bring your gaze up to Him,

Who for so long has gazed upon us.

-Grace Christovasilis

 Aug 5, 2012


About blueprintforliving

A born & bred New Yorker living on the other side of the Atlantic since '92. Once you live in a much smaller country you realise everything is precious,take nothing for granted,and you gain a global view which you would never have if you had stayed in the US.
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