Monday, November 30, 2009

praying moment

to pray
is to wait
for the God
who comes
Carlo Caretto

longing moment

Just as in earthly life
lovers long for the moment
when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other,
to let their souls blend in a soft whisper,
so the mystic longs for the moment
when in prayer
he can,
as it were,
creep into God.”
Soren Kierkegaard

Monday, November 23, 2009

wise moment

the wisdom of the present moment
sometimes means
to someone

Friday, November 13, 2009

child moment

a little child has
no knowledge
no power
no capacity
no independence
no survival skills
no defenses

and Jesus says

UNLESS you change
and become like a little child
you will not enter

and I have been wondering
how to undo all I have learned
give up all power
empty myself
allow myself to become dependent
be wide open
and vulnerable

and found myself striving
to do this

and the answer was always right in front of me

be still
and know
while being known

it is in His Presence
all but Him
the One and only
is swept away

the noise of the hurricane of busyness
must be stopped
in order
to hear

the whisper
that causes me
to be
like a child
with my Father

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

dance moment

there are tears that fall in the night

tears that wet the pillow of pain
of sadness
of loneliness

they come slowly

an admission
an acknowledgement
of a hidden truth

there is a release in the nakedness
a freedom in the vulnerability

the feet of hope
that had lost their dance
begin to move ...............
to find a rythm

these tears do not fall unnoticed

there is one who watches
who cares
who extends his arms
and asks

will you dance

with me?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

broken moment

pierces deeper than any bullet
is like an IED buried in the soil of a person
exploding carnage
into anyone who might inadvertently trip the trigger

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

be moment

be still
and know
that I am God
be still
and know
that I am
be still
and know
be still