Ask Anything

‘Ask anything.’

My Lord said to me.

And my mind and heart thought deeply

 for a second,

then replied with just one word,

‘When?’

God’s arms then opened up and I entered Myself.

I entered myself when I entered

Christ.

And having learned compassion I

 allowed my soul

to stay.

- St Thomas Aquinas

From Love Poems from God, by Daniel Ladinsky. Copyright © 2002 by Daniel Ladinsky. Reprinted by permission of the author.