God of the Heavens and the Earth,
moon is no longer the distant mysterious planet that
it once was, when Your Mother, Mary, was pictured standing
on its crescent.
have now walked on the moon,
and left our data-gathering equipment behind.
still, shining in the dark sky,
the moon works its silvery magic on us.
it can remind me of the Host,
the great gift You have given us
in Holy Communion, the Bread of Life,
Your Flesh to Eat, the Sacrament
of the Last Supper which renews us
with the Hope of Union with You,
the Faith in Your Saving message,
and the Charity which can lead us
I look up into the night sky,
when the full moon shines brightly,
let me remember You
stars and planets,
time and eternity,
heaven and earth,
Who made me,
You, Who come back to us in Holy Communion,
Our Lord, Our Love, Our Lamb of God,
Our Bread of Heaven, Our True Hope,
Our Resurrection on the last day.
keep me always close,
dear God of Stars and Moons,
of Planets and the Farthest Reaches of Space, dear God
of all the Universe, right here, within my heart and
2012 Donn B. Murphy
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