Tag: heaven

The Dark Mysterious Eternal Infinity of Love

The Dark Mysterious Eternal Infinity of Love

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

Offer Your Life

Offer Your Life

Open your eyes To the light that shines From God And your ears To the voice of heaven That calls out every day Not to turn away Not to harden the heart But offer your life To the divine change Which now longs In spirit to start. ~ Inspired by The Rule of St. Benedict … Continue reading Offer Your Life

Their Songs Were Of The Fragrances of Heaven

Their Songs Were Of The Fragrances of Heaven

He became a tree             and his arms were branches                         where birds would settle and sing And their songs were of             the fragrances of heaven and their music             was the taste of the banquet                         that is shared throughoutall eternity. Inspired by an episode from The Little Flowers of St. Francs of … Continue reading Their Songs Were Of The Fragrances of Heaven

The Limitless Host of Heaven

The Limitless Host of Heaven

The limitless host of heaven pass in procession Clothed in shining robes chanting the canticles of the angels ‘We are the ones from paradise,’ they answer the unspoken question ‘And this is the end of penitence, poverty, chasteness and obedience, The battle against temptation, the mortification of the unruly desires And striving at odds With … Continue reading The Limitless Host of Heaven

Always Healing

Always Healing

(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

Fill Your Life

Fill Your Life

(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #5) A meeting At a well She could tell A few stories But didn't need to He knew them all And that real love Would rise for ever And fill her life So well. ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired by scenes from the life of … Continue reading Fill Your Life

The Heavens Open

The Heavens Open

(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #4) Sometimes the heavens open And there is love Not rain Though water brings life They say And the voice Which names us beloved Will say these words Of blessing Again, and again, And again. ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired by scenes from the life … Continue reading The Heavens Open

I Have Found My Way

I Have Found My Way

. I have found my way  and it is a different way to the world’s way   . A way that leads to life through death  a way of grace and reconciliation  humility, obedience and self-renunciation   . I have found my way  I have found a new identity   . Now I can begin again  to live and work  . to write and sing  I can begin again   . … Continue reading I Have Found My Way