Beyond the pain

Beyond the shame

Beyond the love

Beyond the joy

There is Christ.

Beyond the hurt

Beyond the dirt

Beyond the beauty

Beyond the light

There is Christ.

Beyond life

Beyond death

Beyond this world

Beyond the next

There is Christ.

If all were taken away,

If beauty were turned into grey,

Beyond all that I am and all that I have,

There is Christ.

Art credits: photo of Christ statue by Asta Rastauskiene; Christ in the House of Martha and Mary by Johannes Vermeer; picture of heaven by Miguel Meki; Christ Healing the Blind Man by Eustache Le Sueur; mosaic in the Rosary Basilica in Lourdes