Gary Edward Geraci

Just How Things Are

i believe it’s true

very few people believe

in You otherwise

these seats would be filled and the

crowd would be red on its knees


Gary Edward Geraci


  • Diamond

    Why? should it even draw the crowd?

    Why is it even necessary?!

    • Gary Edward Geraci

      Because it is our Lord who appears here Diamond, the Creator of ALL - through transubstantiation He appears in essence: the body, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ and yet the ‘accidents’ of the bread and wine remain. A miracle indeed. Precepts aside, regarding necessity - one comes out of love - for the awe and reverence of meeting one’s maker; in gratitude for the privilege of having been created in His image. For the opportunity to become divine God became man!

      • Gary Edward Geraci

        For the opportunity for human beings made in His image (that’s everyone dear sister) to become divine God became man. And then, what Eucharist is not consumed during Mass is reverently placed in a tabernacle made of the finest materials. A glowing red candle indicates the Real Presence of our Lord is in the tabernacle. People often do come (although not in great numbers - my sadness - the impetus of this poem) to pray before this Blessed Sacrament. Ministers might also come and remove the Eucharist and bring our Lord to the homes, hospitals, nursing homes of the sick or shut-in -much to their joy!

      • Caleb.A

        Wow, what a powerful message.

      • orchidee

        A fine write Gary. You know we agree to differ, with my Protestant side re: Communion/Mass. Though I don't insist on denominational 'labels'.

        • Gary Edward Geraci

          You’re a fair minded supporter of my work my friend and I am much obliged - especially because of our differences.

        • Gary Edward Geraci

          Here goes: Pointing ——> “Matters of Life & Death: A Catholic Guide To The Moral Questions Of Our Time” by Gerard M. Verschuuren.
          Buy this work, set aside 1/2 hour, and go straight to the chapter titled “Euthanasia” and the section “What Is a Meaningful Life?” for one of the best essays I’ve read on the questions of suffering and the justice of the Last Judgement.

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