The Vast Ocean Begins Just Outside Our Church:
Something has happened to the bread and the wine.
They have been blessed. What now? The body leans forward
to receive the gift from the priest’s hand, then the chalice.
They are something else now from what they were
before this began.
I want to see Jesus, maybe in the clouds
or on the shore, just walking, beautiful man
and clearly someone else besides.
On the hard days I ask myself If I ever will.
Also there are times my body whispers to me that I have.
~ Mary Oliver