(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #7) "Allow the little children To come," he said Though others Try to stymie this Burnt out Quite exhausted Yet love kept rising In his heart To bless all little ones - How we all must start. ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired by scenes from … Continue reading How We All Must Start
(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #6) Healing Always healing And blessing Jesus Teach us to be kind Heart, body, spirit, mind. ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired by scenes from the life of Christ depicted in the Lady Chapel at Hereford Cathedral. Previous poems appear under today's window image... 1. Spirit … Continue reading Always Healing
~ Bridge Between two worlds . Earthly Heavenly . Light And darkness . The human Being . Poised As body and spirit . Contemplating All that is made. ~ 'Vitruvian Man' Leonardo da Vinci
. When the shiver comes I know . A moment Has stepped across my soul .The body sings to the mind That significance has paid its visit . And left an empty space Where meaning must now be inscribed. .
. Cell by cell I was made in my mother’s womb . I was hidden from all human sight . But your eyes saw my unformed body . Your hands fashioned me before my mind was made. .
. God creates Spirit and body . God knew me In the womb . From darkness to light Calling me . And that was My genesis . My journey Into mystery. . Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay
. Created In that overwhelming image . No wonder We could never . Fully fathom The depths . Of the human Whole . And struggle To comprehend . The meaning Of body . Mind And soul. .
. When the temple Of the body is still . Then the voice Of the lover . Can be heard Whispering . “You are my Beloved”. .
. When he heals Those who fall . At the sunset Hour . You know Compassion . Creative power Restoring . Body Spirit and soul. .
What makes for a meaningful life? We all want to know the answer to this question! And this question is never far away in the Rule of St. Benedict. Chapter 1 tells us what to avoid: a life without principles, just doing what we want to do, making gods out of our own desires, drifting … Continue reading The Rule of St. Benedict – Chapter 1 – A meaningful life