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Wednesday of Hope – The Light Always Returns

There is a perfectly still moment right before dawn, when the sun gathers itself and then steps into the dark world and everything is so filled with light that any doubts from that long night are barely a memory. It is the way of all things that the night ends and the light returns. The light always returns.

– Brian Andreas, Story People

Wednesday of Hope – Hope is not a Fairytale

 

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.

― G.K. Chesterton

We Walk a Narrow Bridge

Life is a very narrow bridge between two eternities. Be not afraid.

– Rabbi Nachman of Braslav

The Golden Gate Bridge is not exactly a narrow bridge, but it has to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

The Golden Gate Bridge is not exactly a narrow bridge, but it has to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

The Garments of God

bolinas_december_2008_130Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Jessica Powers.

The Garments of God

God sits on a chair of darkness in my soul.
He is God alone, supreme in His majesty.
I sit at his feet, a child in the dark beside Him;
my joy is aware of His glance and my sorrow is tempted
to nest on the thought that His face is turned from me.

He is clothed in the robes of His mercy, voluminous
garments
not velvet or silk and affable to the touch,
but fabric strong for a frantic hand to clutch,
and I hold to it fast with the fingers of my will.

Here is my cry of faith, my deep avowal
to the Divinity that I am dust.
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Here is the loud profession of my trust.
I will not go abroad
to the hills of speech or the hinterlands of music
for a crier to walk in my soul where all is still.

I have this potent prayer through good or ill:
here in the dark I clutch the garments of God.

Source: “The Garments of God” from The Selected Poetry of Jessica Powers,
edited by Regina Siegfried, ASC, and Robert F. Morneau. Kansas City, MO:
Sheed & Ward, 1989.