February 2, 2015: Window Glimpses

~by Paula Veloso Babadi

Susi Pittman understands the fundamental truth spoken by William Shakespeare, “The Eyes are the window to your soul” – also revealed to us in Matthew 6:22 “The eye is the body’s lamp. If your eyes are good, your body will be filled with light…” When I first met Susi, her passion for God’s marvelous creation at once drew me in to focus on God’s ever present love and boundless wisdom manifested in His beauty all around us.

I am humbled when thinking about how God views His creation. He gazes at us with immense love and see us through the lens of His beloved Son, Jesus. How can we not know our Creator exists and loves us when He reveals Himself to us in this part of the universe called earth? What we see here is such a small representation of God’s magnificence – as St. Paul said, “Now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror…” (1 Corinthians 13:12). We are given glimpses of God and we can be glimpses of Him for others when we let ourselves be filled with the light and beauty of His creation. I say, “Open wide the windows!”

Window Glimpses

It’s only a glimpse of
one sunbeam of light
one moment of love
one troublesome blight
one twinkling star
one glow in the morning
one wearisome sigh
one gasp of warning.
It’s a thread in the tapestry
one tear on a cheek
one piece of the puzzle
one thought that I speak.
It’s only a glimpse -
nose pressed to the pane-
one reflection returned
of one move in the game.
It’s a portion of me,
one part of the whole
it’s a glimpse through the window
to my soul.

Paula Veloso Babadi has worked in the health care industry for over thirty five years, but her true passion is poetry. She is a member of the St. John’s Chapter of the national Catholic Writers Guild and a regular contributor to the St. Joseph’sReflections Newspaper. Growing up in England and Pensacola with her Filipino and British parents and marrying into her Iranian family, she now lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband, daughter and nearby three grown sons and grandchildren.

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