Faith Without Words

Struggling to find a voice
to explain the mystery of faith
in elusive eloquence;
hand-writing illegible,
poetry incomprehensible,
argument unpersuasive,
preaching unconvincing,
so we resort to simple acts of kindness
and Christ is personified
as each finds the other
in the wordlessness of action.
A blanket rolls out,
bread is broken,
a cup of water poured,
and the only words exchanged
are those of permission
and thanks.
May 2011