26 juillet 2007

Prior of the pilgrim

Dust, mud, sun and rain,That is the pilgrims' road to Santiago.Thousands of pilgrims have crossed itUnder a thousand of years.Pilgrim, who is calling you ?What inner strength is spelling you ? It's not the spangle of the starsOr the large cathedrals.It's not the bravery of NavarraOr the Riojans' wine.Neither the Galician seafoodNor the fields of Castille.Pilgrim, who is calling you ?What inner strength is spelling you ? It's not the people on the wayNor the rural customs.It's not the history and cultureOr the... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2007

Life (from Mère Térésa)

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.  Life is a beauty, admire it.  Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is costly, care for it. Life is wealth, keep it. Life is love, enjoy it. Life is mystery, know it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2007

A prayer of intercession

A prayer of intercession Flow over your creation this day, O God.offering to the world the living water of your lifeso that the seeds of compassion may break forth,in the greening of new possibilities for goodand the blossoming of justice.Warm our cold hearts with the flame of your Spiritso that we may feel again the passion of caring for others,leaping up in the sharp colour of action for trade justice,moving outwards in the fires of determinationthat all the world may know a different day.Take our hands, Jesus Christ,leading us... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2007

Kipling's "IF" or Saint Paul's

" IF " is abeautiful poem written by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936); It has always been an incentive for young people to develop their will-power, That's well and good. But we must keep in mind that the ultimate purpose a Christian should have in mind while developing his or her will-power is to submit oneself to the law of God, which is the law of love. It would be interesting to compare Kipling's "IF" (an hymn to will-power) with Saint Paul's IF (an hymn to the power of love). Try it. I give you the two... [Lire la suite]
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01 février 2007

Love George Herbert

Here is a beautiful poem which is a true christian prayer. It was written by George Herbert ( 1593 - 1633 ) Love bade me welcome ; yet my soul drew back,Guilty of dust and sin.But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slackFrom my first entrance in,Drew nearer to me,sweetly questioningIf I lacked anything."A guest", I answered, "worthy to be here".Love said, "you shall be he"."I, the unkind, the ungrateful ? Ah, my dear,I cannot look on Thee".Love took my hand, and smiling, did reply,"... [Lire la suite]
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