Sunday, May 13, 2012

"A Sometimes Faith"
or Words that Come to mind

Thank You that
in my deepest sadness
I find I sometimes turn to You
and although I cannot pour out my heart
while in its cloudy frozen state,
I can repeat the ancient words
that in the past gave comfort
and, Lord willing,
may again some day.
"Our Father, Who art in heaven..."

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Potter's Field, The   The Seventeenth Chronicle Of Brother CadfaelPotter's Field, The The Seventeenth Chronicle Of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Enjoyable. My favourite quotations from this book: "We live as candles in the breath of God." (p. 182) "...My soul has benefited from his prayers. But pain is here in the body, and has a very loud voice. Sometimes I could not hear my own voice say Amen! for the demon howling." (p. 238) " 'It may well be,' said Cadfael, 'that our justice sees as in a mirror image, left where right should be, evil reflected back as good, good as evil, your angel as her devil. But God's justice, if it makes no haste, makes no mistakes.' "

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Oh, God, heal my heart...
First work on the part
that wills to help others
and fills needs of others,
and comforts the troubled.
Leave the me side 'til later,
oh listening Creator,
until trust has healed.
Help anger to yield.
Though wounded and nervous
a small part seeks service
to do for thy sake.
These broken bits take,
do what you do well,
knit, weave, and indwell
until I am wholeness.
Or able to serve.