The Heavenly Banquet

I would like to have the men of Heaven

in my own house;

with vats of good cheer

laid out for them.

I would like to have the three Marys,

their fame is so great.

I would like people

from every corner of Heaven.

I would like them to be cheerful

in their drinking.

I would like to have Jesus, too,

here amongst them.

I would like a great lake of beer

for the King of Kings.

I would like to be watching Heaven’s family

drinking it through all eternity.

– attributed to Saint Brigid