Against Narcissus

Against Narcissus

Jesus is not you until you are Jesus.
You could not make Him who makes you.

You do not make your own name,
but receive it from those He made.

He calls you by the name you are given.
He calls you by name for He knows you.

Do you write to make Him like you
or do you write to be written by Him?

Do you long to see your own face
when you look upon the waters

of Baptism, or, in His Name,

are you searching to discover
how too see all of His Face?

The waters of the bridal veil fall
opening the way of the cross to the tomb.

In three measures of the Name
your veil of Christ’s face rises


as He reveals His face with theirs.