Inspiration from this week

There are so many things that I find inspiring during the week.  I don’t have the space, nor you the time, for me to share how each has touched me but I wanted to present you with a few.

 

 

O Eternal Lover, hear my prayer;  give ear, O Divine Comforter

Forgive what is unholy within me; free me from my illusions!

For a day within your Heart is more to be desired than a thousand other days.

(slight adaptation of Ps 84 in Psalms for Praying by Nan C. Merrill)


Prayer is as natural to a (person) as speaking, sighing and seeing, as natural as the palpitation of a loving heart; and actually that is what prayer is: a murmur, a sigh, a glance a heartbeat of love. (Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan poet and priest)

So the woman said, “I know the children are fed first, but can’t  I even get the scraps the children throw away?”  And Jesus loved it.  Here was a sunny faith that would not take no for an answer, here was a woman with tragedy waiting for her at home in the form of an ill daughter, and there was still light enough in her heart to reply with a smile…her prayer was answered. (William Barclay’s exegesis of Mark 7:31-7)

My soul melted when He spoke. (Spiritual Canticle, St. John of the Cross)

Falling   by Michael Parkes

About lchavez64

Seeker. Dreamer. Ordinary girl.

2 responses to “Inspiration from this week

  1. Cindy Balfour

    The music o so lovely. I let it go inside me, the poetry is still humming in m heart even though the words want to be illusive. To pray with permission to be a bumbler or unsure, it a wonderful gift.

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