I prayed for openness, courage and generosity
not realizing that Jesus would be the one to manifest it.
Opening his heart, the world, his body and his spirit to me in ever new ways,
expanding places I never imagined could exist.
Fearlessly welcoming me to deeper intimacy disregarding when I would accept,
content to patiently wait,
ever honoring my response.
Generously loving me beyond what could ever be dreamt or justified,
grace upon grace,
tears of joy streaming,
dancing as one.
Only now I see that it was Jesus praying all along,
knowing that I would say yes to love,
that I could not resist but to say yes to love.