Amar y Servir

Amar y Servir

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Favorite poem, "Soneto a Jesus Crucificado"

 This is a poem we had from one of our Tuesday night devotional. I love it so much and I recommend you read it.  It's a poem you can't find on the internet but it should be shared with everyone in the world.

Soneto a Jesus Crucificado

No me mueve, mi Dios, para quererte
el cielo que me tienes prometido,
ni me mueve el infierno tan temido
para dejar por eso de ofenderte.

Tú me mueves, Señor, muéveme el verte
clavado en una cruz y escarnecido,
muéveme ver tu cuerpo tan herido,
muévenme tus afrentas y tu muerte.

Muéveme, en fin, tu amor, y en tal manera,
que aunque no hubiera cielo, yo te amara,
y aunque no hubiera infierno, te temiera.

No me tienes que dar porque te quiera,
pues aunque lo que espero no esperara,
lo mismo que te quiero te quisiera.

Sonnet to Jesus Crucified

I am not moved, my God, to love You
by the heaven that to me You have promised
and nor am I moved by the hell so feared
To leave behind all that offends You.

You move me Lord, it moves me to see You
nailed to a cross and despised,
what moves me is to see your body injured,
Suffering, rejected, left to die.

What moves me, so, is your love, and in such way,
that even if there was no heaven, I would love You all the same,
and even if there was no hell, I would fear your beloved name.

To love You, You need not give in any way.
So —even if what I hope for becomes hopeless—
In the same way I love you, I will love you still.

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