Friday, October 3, 2014

Earthless and Still

From Ignatius House

To Live with the Spirit
From The Selected Poems of Jessica Powers
Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit, OCD

To live with the Spirit of God is to be a listener.
It is to keep the vigil of mystery,
earthless and still.
One leans to catch the stirring of the Spirit,
strange as the wind’s will.

Dear Friends,

Perhaps a little poetry to bring the work week to a peaceful conclusion.  Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit has used her God-given talents to help lift the spirit and souls of those who take the time to ponder her writings.

Take a little time to "google" the first line of this poem and you can read its entirety.  It is a powerful poem that brings the reality of the power of the Holy Spirit into your life.  You can also "google" Sister's name which will lead you to some of her writings, her experiences with God.

With Sister Miriam, aka Jessica Powers, lean "to catch the stirring of the Spirit."  "Lean"?  To me it brings to mind how I sometimes find myself in a deeper experience of prayer, bent forward with my head down and my heart open.

Let this woman's encounter with her namesake help you bring yourself and your soul closer to the Holy Spirit.  Enjoy the "earthless and still."

May your weekend be filled with peace.

Oremus pro invicem.

Fr. Milt