Friday, September 25, 2009

tarshish moment

in Tarshish
one can have a wonderful religious career
without having to deal with God
eugene peterson

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

longing moment

longing to live in the truth of the unseen
not just survive the obvious

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

hidden moment

The tiny hand of the fearless child
can slip through the bars of the prison of egoism.
He is the one who can open the lock and set free.
And God hides himself in the child.

Jean Vanier

Monday, September 07, 2009

standing moment

she stands
in quiet solitude

with a silent shudder
in the midst of an unexpected coolness
her leaves begin to fall
slowly at first
then in a bit of a rush
laying out a blanket of poured out life

gnarled and grey
she stands

in a new nakedness
freshly vulnerable
one by one
she drops her branches
incapable of bearing their weight

aching in the open wound of great loss
she stands

no longer able to offer shade
or nourishment
she stands

facing an uncertain horizon

she stands

while entering a sacramental season of waiting
in acceptance of her approaching winter