Veneration of the San Damiano Crucifix

The atheist sees far more clearly than I,
The irony of praying for help to a helpless God,
Holy hands spread-eagled from East to West,
Nailed to the beam lodged deep within my eye.

Icon of the Crucifixion from the Church of San Damiano, Assisi. Icon of the Crucifixion from the Church of San Damiano, Assisi.

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