Others’ Faith in Us


Others’ faith in us,
when we have none of our own,
can one day help awaken
our faith in a larger Presence
flowing everywhere
and through everyone,
frothing with desire
to cleanse us all
with the healing waters
of boundless Love.

© 2015 Dennis Ference
Photo: © 2014 Lily Brock

To My Repeated Questioning


To my repeated questioning,
again and again,
the Spirit replied:
cultivate faith, be available,
and surrender into Life
right where you are,
and you will find
the Truth for which you long.

© 2015 Dennis Ference
Photo: © 2014 Lily Brock

Saving Grace

To all who, like me, slowly
and with unconscious stealth,
maneuver to take back control
after they have experienced
God’s saving grace,
do not be so foolish
as to think you will ever be
without the need for that grace.

© 2015 Dennis Ference



If we choose to live
the deaths of our lives,
small and large,
if we are present to them,
breathe into them,
not gorging on nor eschewing
our suffering and tears,
they may become our teachers
and reveal themselves to be
part of the great work
of transformation which unveils
   the mystery
of our true self in God.

© 2015 Dennis Ference
Photo by Anna Eastland

The Spirit’s Love Song


We are not called
to mourn our fragility
or tearfully lament
our weakness
but to surrender it all
to the Spirit and rejoice
as she writes with it
her sacred Love song

© 2015 Dennis Ference
Photo: © 2014 Lily Brock