Francis I

March 28, 2013

At least we go
feeling good,
Conel and myself,
on death´s doorstep ,
but still loving the church
we have served,
its faith, “the people of God.”
Standing in the shade of that door,
a light has shone on our hope.
We have lived among “the people of God,”
and with them on the fringes of
our structured “Church” steeped
in its arrogance, power and blindness.
Now a light has shone
that promises oneness;
the “people of God” as Church,
the Church as the “people of God.”
Please God no dark power
will snuff that light lit in Francis.

Columban Fr. Leo Donnelly lives and works in Peru.