Silver and gold blind the eyes To the splendour of God And the mystery is lost In a million material ways. We could leave the array Of possessions and things Humble the soul Seek the contemplative way.
. A sceptical mind was all I could find as I peered inside at my own desolation . All that I’d found was the sound of my thinking my good thoughts retreating . And all the stress Of all my feeling . Then turning the pages of a book I read words that hit me … Continue reading The Progress of the Soul
Of Darkness and Light (Vol. 1) #1 . I started in darkness with no guide but faith and I longed for the love of God . I began to break from my habits of being and my feeble capacity for love . I rejoiced in the blessed moments of peace that came upon my soul … Continue reading I Started My Journey in Darkness
~ The beginning of life Is not at first cry . But when the soul Begins to know why . And moves in faith That the purpose . And mission Are beyond the present . In a future unseen And a destiny. ~ From 'Songs of Mark, Vol. 1', inspired by the beginning of the … Continue reading When the soul begins to know why
In Times of Crisis #2 This was inspired by a prayer of St. Teresa of Avila. ~ Let nothing Disturb you Nothing Frighten you All things May pass Only God Endures And patience Faith and love And whoever Loves God Knows all There is to know All there has ever Been to know. ~ St. … Continue reading Let Nothing Disturb You
Your humility will be tested by the proud Your faith by the faithless Your compassion by the cruel Your hope by those who despair. Inspired by the writings of St. Catherine of Siena
As the beloved I can walk Through the valley Of darkness without fear For I know Though I may not feel it Your presence Is near.
Like a stick In a stream We are carried Along Turned by Time’s turbulent tide Though faith Glances upwards Piercing sometimes Through the clouds Eyes Open wide. Inspired by https://madisonorthodox.com/2018/10/01/grateful-faith/
Bearing the burden of evil We pray for deliverance ~ Observing destruction On a fearful scale. ~ We have been brought very low Our hearts have been crushed ~ As darkness closes in On every side. ~ Yet our trust is in God And our faith was in ~ What could never Be seen - … Continue reading Guidance
. Before the word is being . And before that ideas cannot be thought . But faith concedes God will be . So all shall be Fulfilled . With meaning in a living universe. .