Tag: hope

Hope Rising

The sins of the past

became an obsession

Clouding the present

obscuring the good

Stealing the future

awaiting a hope

A baptised, new hope

emerging from water

Rising to life

the hope of new life.

hope MARK 1.5

Conversio Morum*

Conversion

Of life

.

An onward

Journey

.

To what is

Beyond now

.

Hoping

Trusting

.

That future

State

.

Like a rising

Sun

.

Will create

New light

.

For which

We now run.

.

*”conversio morummeans “conversion of life” and is used in Benedictine spirituality (see the link below)

Inspired by https://beingbenedictine.com/2019/02/17/from-who-we-are-to-who-we-might-become/

The Turning

Sometimes there is a turning

To darkness

.

A fleeing

From the light

.

When the spirit longs

For a freeing

.

From the night

Of selfhood

.

From only-ness

The loneliness

.

Of a sole existence

Touch my spirit now

.

With those rays

Of bright hope

.

Those ways

Of love and gentleness

.

Those journeyings

To peace.

.

“Touch my spirit now”

The Descent

Descend lower

to the world darker

.

Than the shadow

of the valley of humiliation

.

To a placelessness

of no name

.

Where the soul seems about to dissolve

into meaninglessness

.

Here the world

and what I valued

.

Had little relevance

and significance reversed

.

In the emptiness

there is silence

.

And in the silence, voices can be heard

calling, insistently, critically, temptingly

.

And all I could do

Was pray

.

And there in the darkness

Was Death

.

And there in the darkness

Was God

.

And what was required

Was a kind of resurrection

.

To emerge

In a new kind of life.

from ‘The Calling’

resurrection TC

Awakening

When words awoke

a deeper self

.

It seemed the world

broke open

.

Avenues of infinity

and more

.

For me

to explore –

.

When faith spoke

of a deeper hope

.

Love reached

Around

.

In endless circumference

the globe of being

.

And life became

a new way of seeing –

.

The avenues led

to a destination –

.

Purpose,

Meaning

.

Life’s sure goal

The ultimate salvation.

.

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Inspirers – Mark

Mark made me see the power of beginnings:

.

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.

beginningoflife MARK1.1

Who is Mark? 

I will reveal all in a moment…

Mark helped me see the power of solitude and silence…

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Earlyinthemorning MARK

He showed me the power of reaching out...

Reachoutlife MARK

And he showed me hope…

.

The sins of the past

became an obsession

.

Clouding the present

obscuring the good

.

Stealing the future

awaiting a hope –

.

A baptised, new hope

emerging from water

.

Rising to life

Eternal life.

hope MARK 1.5

The Mark I am talking about, is the Gospel of Mark.  And by thoughtfully reflecting on just Chapter 1, verse by verse, I have been inspired again and again.