This poem was inspired by an episode in the life of Francis of Assisi, which you can read after the poem itself. Why him Why him Why him? Because it seems God chose One so foolish And so poor To show Only openness To God Is enough. ~ In Chapter 2 of The Little Flowers … Continue reading Openness to God
Gazing into God
Freely gazing Into God That is the reward Of the life of prayer. Inspired by the writings of St. Catherine of Siena
The Loving of The Soul
In prayer God may take Loving possession Of the soul Like a mother With her newborn babe. Image by SookyungAn on Pixabay
Guiding to a Different Story
Is it prayer? Or is it God Taking possession Of the willing soul Filling with love And glory Guiding past, present, and future Into a different story?
The Spirit’s Reformation
. I’ve had my day of death My day of grief’s initiation I’ve seen the spirit’s Reformation All I ask Is a daily celebration To awe The rebel ego To prayer and service Jubilation. .
Gazing in Love
There is no difficulty In prayer . Simply the soul Like a child . Gazing In love . And saying Again and again . “I Love You”. .
The Heart is the Channel of Grace
~ To approach it all through contemplation, ~ Prayer and love and meditation ~ Understanding the heart is the channel of grace ~ And the mind has the calling ~ To seek The beloved face. ~
Let Nothing Disturb You
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
I Consecrate This Day’s Long Hours
In Times of Crisis #1 I consecrate This day’s long hours In prayer And contemplation May I be sustained By beauty Truth And grace And loving Determination. ~ I wrote this sequence in the UK's period of lockdown when the coronavirus pandemic was at its height. Now in September 2022, I am self-isolating, so decided … Continue reading I Consecrate This Day’s Long Hours
The Open Hours of the Day
. Before us The open hours . Of the day Await our activity . How will we choose To use the time . With prayer And love . And openness To divinity? . Image by libeth_arty from Pixabay
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