COMMENTARY ON WINGSONG
Soundless like air moves my way,
opportunity covers me like water the sea,
and for me this time, scarcely a day
is life, as living here I flee.
We all come into life and move through our lives seldom giving any thought to the fact that we live. God in his goodness, and without permission from us, has given us life. By His Will we have each and all been predestined to live, to exist, and at that, forever. Hence, as the Lord Himself once said, “It is not you who have chosen me, it was I who chose you…?? ( Jn. 15:16)
This will always be a mystery. Why would an infinitely intelligent, all-knowing being, i.e. God, create a creature like man, that he knew would rebel against Him, except that He loves us. Hence, our only response to Him can be love because “ God is Love?? ( 1 Jn 4:16) and “all things are possible with God?? (Lk. 18:26), and even “If we are unfaithful he will still remain faithful, for he cannot deny himself.?? (2 Tim. 12,13). So he preserves us in His Love and even saves us from our fallen nature and it was for that reason He sent His “only Son, that whoever believes in him may not die but may have eternal life.?? (Jn. 3:16) and through Him we might be saved because “through this faith you may have life in His name.?? (Jn. 21:31) St. Francis was always struck with and moved within and for the Love of God.