Who but yourself and God really know
What is in heart despite what you show
Who but God is ever a listening ear
Providing the love to banish each fear
Who but God gives to Kings and Queens and onto you
The selfsame sky be it cloudy, stormed or blue
Who but God in a knowing light and love
Creates all earth's offerings and the heavens above
Who but God in my last moments of call
Knows this heart, this soul, ever questing love among all.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
"No one can know a person's thoughts except that person's own spirit,
and no one can know God's thoughts except God's own Spirit"
(1 Corinthians 2:11, NLT)
Saint Luke, Oil on canvas, about 1615, Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian Baroque painter, 1591-1666, Credits: J. Paul Getty Museum.