Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Poetry Blogging: Macrina Wiederkehr

O God
help me to believe
the truth about myself
no matter
how beautiful it is!

***
I first encountered this at an orphan-Thanksgiving potluck, in the woods in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, circa 1995. The host had a book of graces, which she passed around the table. I seized on this. (The book is A Grateful Heart: Blessings for the Evening Meal from Buddha to the Beatles. I own a copy, now.)

I needed that reminder; then, and many times since. Now, it needs to be shared. If this feeds your soul, where you are, it is my gift to you.

We are all children of the Holy One.

4 comments:

Mimi said...

What's the Beatles' contribution?

Amen!

God Junkie said...

sooooooooo good sister. thanks for the gift.

Kirstin said...

Mimi:
"In the end the love you take
is equal to the love you make."

So, it's not devoid of silliness. :-)

GJ: Thank you (and I love the Wild Things pic)!

Episcopollyanna said...

Beautiful! :)