A Time to be Given

A Time to be Given

Stone, Light and Prayer #4 ~ These moments Are not to be possessed By the snapshots of those Who arrive then quickly leave It is a time to be given Quietly Gently A time to receive. ~ This cycle of poems was inspired by a visit to Tintern Abbey in Wales. Previous posts continue after … Continue reading A Time to be Given

Grace and Mystery in the Depths of Existence

Grace and Mystery in the Depths of Existence

Singing of the Universal Christ #1 ~ The self-communication Of God In the depths of existence And history I call grace And mystery. ~ Inspired by Karl Rahner quoted in Richard Rohr's book 'The Universal Christ'- "The only really absolute mysteries in Christianity are the self-communication of God in the depths of existence - which … Continue reading Grace and Mystery in the Depths of Existence

In Love There May Yet Be An Answer

In Love There May Yet Be An Answer

Singing in Pain #1 ~ Evil Co-existing with good ~ The riddle Of life’s complexity ~ Smirking Insiduously ~ As our minds Attempt to align ~ The paradoxes Of eternity ~ Yet the heart Responds ~ With compassion And mercy ~ And in love somewhere There may yet be ~ An Answer. ~ “The problem … Continue reading In Love There May Yet Be An Answer

Love’s Definition

Love’s Definition

Singing in the Monastery of the Heart #5 ~ We seek For the life enlightening The life That is not frightening But guides us gently Towards love That word whose definition Is always rising heavenwards Holy, above. ~ This cycle of poems has been inspired by 'The Monastery of the Heart' by Joan Chittester. Previous … Continue reading Love’s Definition

Waiting Always Beyond

Waiting Always Beyond

Singing in the Monastery of the Heart #4 ~ We all seek But how many find The grail? And to fail Is to understand That God The answer Waits Always Beyond. ~ This cycle of poems has been inspired by 'The Monastery of the Heart' by Joan Chittester. Previous poems in the cycle can be … Continue reading Waiting Always Beyond

The Frontier of God’s Infinity

The Frontier of God’s Infinity

Singing in the Monastery of the Heart #3 ~ An invitation To a meaningful life Where the only frontier Is God’s infinity Of love reaching From infinity to here. ~ This cycle of poems has been inspired by 'The Monastery of the Heart' by Joan Chittester. Previous poems in the cycle can be read after … Continue reading The Frontier of God’s Infinity

Quietude that Grounds the Soul

Quietude that Grounds the Soul

Singing in the Monastery of the Heart #2 Easy to think sometimes Life is lonely But in solitude Can be found Such a sense Of belonging Quietude That grounds the soul And make the heart To sing. ~ This cycle of poems has been inspired by 'The Monastery of the Heart' by Joan Chittester. Previous … Continue reading Quietude that Grounds the Soul

Open Now to All God’s Elements

Open Now to All God’s Elements

Stone, Light and Prayer #3 ~ Here Where prayer was always meant For centuries So silent now So open now To all God's elements. ~ This cycle of poems was inspired by a visit to Tintern Abbey in Wales. Previous posts continue after the image. ~ Tintern Abbey 1. The time was right Light poured … Continue reading Open Now to All God’s Elements