Call and Response

The door to awakened intimacy
with the Divine Presence
swings wide open when
we practice spirituality
not to conquer evil
or to win a prize
but to deepen our response
to the sacred call of Love.

© 2015 Dennis Ference

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

Let’s Dance

We bombard the heavens
with petitions, bargaining,
self-recrimination, and pleading
for mercy. The Creator
of this vast universe, in turn,
invites us to take his hand
and dance.

© 2015 Dennis Ference