How Can This Be?

If the scriptures are true,
And one must purify one's being,
To become “worthy” of the “Divine”,
And have any hope, whatsoever,
Of entering the Kingdom of Heaven…

How was it, then, that this one,
Crude and impure in the eyes of scripture,
Found his way to the Gates of Heaven,
And pushing them open,
Through the Power of Love and Longing…

Fell Heartlong into Her Arms?

And if the scriptures are true,
And one must purify one's being,
To become a “fit” vessel for the “Divine”,
For that Holiness to inhabit the temple,
Of one's manifest being…

How was it, then, that this one,
When Creation and I returned from Heaven,
Found that The Beloved had followed me,
And dwelt thereafter as Unimaginable Grace,
In this crude, impure Heart?

How is that?

Could it be, that for each of us, my friend,
Love, Longing, and a Surrendered Heart,
Transcend the cruel prerequisites of the “Law”,
And make, through Love's “Mystical Alchemy”
The Absolutely Impossible…

Absolutely possible.