XXXIII. To know Him and know of Him: great divide

Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to (the) poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, for he had many possessions. -Mt 19:21-22

To know Him and know of Him: great divide.

What chasm there, bridged only by sheer grace!

A distance yawning, infinitely wide:

How hard He toils, our poor souls to embrace!

All pow’r is His, but human hearts His aim,

And love cannot be forced. It must be won.

No two has He e’er wooed in manner same;

Creative and persistent is God’s Son!

He battles hard to gain a passing glance,

Then conquers apathy. Our fears fight next.

We’re slow to follow as He leads the dance,

And wander off, frustrated and perplexed.

Some note His conquests few, to flippant nods.

I marvel He’s won any, if not God.


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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