2/8 Poem: Unveilably Holy



The reason I fear empathy
Is that seeing “You” will lose “Me”
Just like my Self will erase
If I stare God in the face

No wonder we cling to the veil
Without which our senses would fail
The truth is a glorious thing
But few dare the pain it will bring

That’s why it is so hard to tell
How Jesus will save us from hell
To those who — like me — hide in shame
In terror of His Holy Name

That’s why Jesus came as a child
Divinity toned down to “mild”
To give us a tolerable sight
Of what it takes to be made right

This holiness carries great cost
To gently incarnate to the lost
But if I want intimacy
Christ must pierce the veil — inside me!

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