Oh Jesus,
To gaze on you is to love You
And to be loved by You!

How precious
These moments we share;
In silence,
In hopefulness,
In expectant waiting!

Though clothed in glory,
Though abounding in mercy,
You shield us from your brilliance,
From certain death,
with the cloak of bread
And blood red wine.

Oh Jesus, my Jesus,
My savior, my healer,
You call me so softly
To walk by your side.
You guide me, You whisper
Your tender desires.

He says,
I am all you need.
I am your way,
My light shines within you.

He says,
I am your beloved,
The song on my lips,
The joy in my heart.
And you are mine.

So let us gaze,
You on me,
And I on you,
Until I have filled
You with my love so true,
'Til my riches brim over
Your beautiful heart.

So gaze on me now,
As I gaze on you!

©Bernadette Harmon, 2017-Aug

Take and eat; this is my body.
Take and drink, this is my blood.

I gaze on Jesus,
Jesus in the bread,
Jesus in the wine!

You offer yourself to me;
I offer myself to You.

By your invitation,
By your generosity,
By your power,
We are united!

The veil is torn!
For a few brief moments
You have touched me;
You have taken me to yourself!

And time stands still;
Our hearts beat as one.

You are the head,
I, part of the body.

You offer yourself to the world.
I offer myself, an instrument of your will.
As the body carries out the plans of the head,
So I pledge to carry out your commands.

"The body of Christ."
I take the bread.
"The blood of Christ."
I take the wine.

By your plan,
In your generosity,
You humble yourself;
You come to me!

I can do nothing but thank You!

And time stands still;
Our hearts beat as one.

©Bernadette Harmon, 2017