Those eyes, I look and see myself as he does,
He stares back with leisurely love,
It never wavers,
Each tiny cell speaking peace,
Each lash and brow saying, “Hush.”
Challenged I watch those eyes that watched the children play,
and Blessed them,
turned to the blind and dumb,
and healed them,
looked into the eyes of the broken,
and gave them back a life,
turned the shame of the rejected
into the warmth of welcome.
greeted the unloved with kindness
and saw them beloved.
I watch and am warmed again.