Sometimes Life Flows…
Sometimes life flows like a sporadic thunderstorm with rain bands.
The blessings are wonderful,
and sometimes they overwhelm.
Sometimes during prayer the insights and joy flood my soul
that I miss the simple beauties,
the silence in-between the raindrops.
And yet after the storm in the flood of silence
my blessings drain into the nearby manmade culverts
before filling the aquifers, ponds and lakes…
and sometimes my carved out canals of my imagination
Life as a human is quite interesting
somewhat wild like nature
and yet also rather controlled
like a concrete swimming pool left alone…
could get really nasty with algae bloom
chlorine can help keep the water “looking” clear for a time
but it kills off too much
Our homes with AC and heating
protect us and shelter us from snow, rain and sun
But if we don’t venture out of our enclosed walls…
and take on the risks of flood and sun and cancer…
Our lack of nature will kill us.
St. Catherine of Sienna often wrote from her experiences of ecstasy…that is, going out of her four walls into the dark night that becomes the Light of the World. Here is an example from her Dialogue of Divine Providence:
“You are a mystery as deep as the sea; the more I search, the more I find, and the more I find, the more I search for you. But I can never be satisfied; what I receive will ever leave me desiring more. When you fill my soul, I have an even greater hunger, and I grow more famished for your light.”
I pray your week is full of seeing and finding the peace of God. At Faith and Sharing, we found so much more than we expected. Have a wonderful week in God’s love.
Love, joy, peace,
Father Ron Moses +