It is our being.

January 31, 2012

Every one of us,
to the very core of our being, needs
to be known and to be loved.
The earlier in life
we experience love

the sooner we´ll choose to love.
Every one of us
needs unceasingly
to know and to love others.
The earlier in life
we learn to accept this
the sooner we´ll know how to love

Therein lies our “image and likeness”
of the God who created every one of us.
It was God´s own infinite need
to be known and to be loved
that brought us into being.
We are the answer to God´s own prayer.
Unreal, if you like, but more than fact!

Columban Fr. Leo Donnelly lives and works in Peru.