XX. I ask myself, of what am I afraid?

“My past, O Lord, to your mercy; my present, to your love; my future to your providence.” -St. Padre Pio

I ask myself, of what am I afraid?

Humiliation? Scorn? What harm in those?

Christ bore them, broke them, dulled their frightful blade;

Brought death to horrid Death when He arose.

Would daily life, its struggles, lay me siege?

What ground could it e’er claim, from which to act?

Of present, past, and future Christ is liege,

Though Time with Fear should make a three-fold pact.

Would past sin make me wince? My Lord forgives.

The present tear me raw? Christ’s Strength renews.

An unknown future chain me? Christ there lives.

Tomorrow Him I’ll meet, whate’er ensues.

No Hell can dupe Him, force His sovereign hand.

I cling to Christ; Forever shall He stand.


About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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