Darkness in the depths of the earth Where spirit moves . Darkness in the heavens In which divinity dwells . Dark cloud of uncertainty, Ambiguity, unknowing . Dark waters of changing, Of rinsing, of cleansing, . And only through that darkness Is the journey made . Unending progress Of unlearning, and new knowing . The … Continue reading The Dark Mysterious Eternal Infinity of Love
~ They have already lived and died who made our past . Or else they're lost in mist through which we cannot peer . I search for them I read their ways , Reclining here turning the pages of a book . I look for the life and the thoughts … Continue reading They have already lived and died
~ In the morning I present my pain ~ Like a blackened tear Always the same ~ Praying it will water Seeds of change ~ Transforming experience In wonderful ways. ~
~ Our birth Is common ~ The cry for air And pain ~ And we are changed Never to be the same again ~ A new creation Now alive anew ~ To a world Of isolation ~ Suffering Joy ~ And Revelation. ~ Inspired by a beautiful poem by Anne Ridler posted by Malcolm Guite … Continue reading We Are Changed
~ Move closer To the God ~ Who dwells also In your own heart ~ And be changed In ways ~ You can never Fore-say. ~ Image by Sonja Kalee from Pixabay
. Life is a changing of seasons . A flow from one scene of meaning To another . And the significance of each new day . Appears inscribed On the calendar of the soul. .
“Listen carefully my son…Attend … with the ear of your heart…This is advice from a father who loves you…Welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice...” A rule of life is an act of love. In The Rule of St. Benedict, it is the love of Benedict for those he was leading and caring for. … Continue reading Reflections on the Rule of St. Benedict – Prologue (1) – Listen!
There is one who leaves their home country and travels to a new place, gazing at the stars as he goes. He is far from perfect. He lies, he is not pure in all his ways, on one extraordinary occasion he considered violence. He reminds me that sometimes it is right to leave, no matter … Continue reading A Month of Inspirers (8) – The Traveller
Beware your capricious reactions to the changing ways of the world Ripen to a richness a fruitfulness of faith In contemplation lending conviction to the actions of grace.
We struggle Without a structure . Our freedom Lost in chaos . Not knowing How to ascend . Above Our earthly ways . Until God’s breath Lovingly descends . And changes us So gradually . By infinity And grace. . Inspired by https://alexandrianorthodoxy.com/2019/03/16/the-life-giving-blessing-genesis-and-the-eucharist/ . Image by Yinan Chen from Pixabay