Quo Vadis? - Where are you going?
A Poem by Rev Fr Thomas Dynetius
Wandering though the arid land
Searching for a shelter
From the scorching sun’s fiery darts,
I struggle, stumble, sluggishly move
To yonder shade of water and shelter,
Alas, to find a mirage, the nature’s cruelty.
Fuming through the suffocating heat,
My heart cries out in utter despair:
“Where are You, O Mighty One,
Where is Thy Countenance of Mercy,
Thy Promise, Thy Glory,
The remedy to my parched soul?”
Down on my knees, not in devotion
But through weakness, strength ebbing away
Eyes dimming, I yield to human frailty,
Awaiting death’s tentacles to embrace.
“Not the end,” I heard Him say, “arise,
Let us be going yonder to the Promised Land!”
The cross I see, to Calvary He leads,
To the Altar of Love, the stage of divine drama:
“Lose thyself in me,” I hear the mandate,
“Stop running away, for life I bring,
Hidden within My sacred piercing
Shelter from the heat,” He said.
Not a mirage, I sense, Love’s true self,
Standing before me He beckons on:
“Come, be My shade to those wandering souls
in the dreary land of exile, of pain and rejection.”
“Can you be My Love,” He asked,
and yielding His spirit, He died.