Basilica Basics

If we lost all marble columns,

Venetian mosaics,

and blue vaulted basilicas,

would the sky be canvas enough

to hold our hearts still?


The Church, not a building

but building our steps.

One foot, lighted by the Lamp,

in front of the other,

waiting for the Gold Winged Lion

to whisper, or roar.


St. Mark’s Piazza Venice 2017

Will Schmit

Will Schmit is a volunteer outreach prison minister for Lifehouse Church in Arcata Ca. He is the author of Jesus Inside A Prison Minister's Memoir and Training Manual available at The website also includes poetry, ministry updates, and free music downloads for subscribers.

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