Root and All in All

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Little flower,
but if I could understand what you are,
root and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.
~  Tennyson

 

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Am I root, or am I bud?
Am I stem or am I leaf?
All in all, I am
but the merest image
of God’s fruiting glory,
the tears shed
as He broke
into blossom.

 

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3 thoughts on “Root and All in All

  1. “TEARS SHED AS HE BROKE INTO BLOSSOM”
    Profound observation, Emily. Your words present an image that express so much: joy, pain, love, doubt, hope, salvation, gratitude as we journey in our faith ….
    My immediate impressions:
    – Mary’s feeling, as she brought forth her son in joy and, a few years later, the pain she felt at Simeon’s prophecy that her heart would be pierced with a sword.
    – Jesus’ anguished moments at the cusp of His death, as He called out to His Father, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
    – Jesus’ promise to us as the Christ of the Universe, “…I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

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