Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Holy Tuesday

So great today to be at our cathedral with the clergy of the diocese, a tradition in which bishop and priests and deacons renew their ordination vows and the bishop blesses the oils used in the diocese for baptisms and anointing the sick and dying.

The leader for our morning meditations was Brother Curtis Almquist, SSJE - a person of whom I am very fond. In his invitation to embrace silence, he offered this prayer, which I take with me through the rest of this week and toward Easter. The poem is called "Clearing" and is written by Martha Postlewaite.

Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead, create 
a clearing
in the dense forest
of your life 
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue. 

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