Lord, I will learn also to kneel down
into the world of the invisible,
the inscrutable and the everlasting.
Then I will move no more than the leaves of a tree
on a day of no wind, bathed in light,
like the wanderer who has come home at last
and kneels in peace, done with all unnecessary things;
every motion; even words.
God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words we dimly hear:
You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Flare up like a flame
and make big shadows I can move in.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.
Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.
(©️Rainer Maria Wilke)
It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but a doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.
(‘Praying’ by Mary Oliver)
A thorn has entered your foot.
That is why you weep at times
There are some in this world
who can pull it out.
The skill that takes they have learned
(Catherine of Siena)
I was scared
A friend came over
I was less scared
Then she did my dishes
🙏🏼 SLAVA UKRAINI
Praying for world peace, and for the relief of suffering caused by wars happening all over the world today: Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Mali, Somalia, Libya, Myanmar, Tigray, and other areas experiencing violent conflict. Welcome all refugees equally, without discrimination.
WE WANT PEACE
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