Alleluia. The Spirit of the Lord renews the face of the earth: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.
John O’Donohue: Irish poet, author, priest, and philosopher, writes in this excerpt from his piece “A Morning Offering”:
May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,
To risk being disturbed and changed.
May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.
Over the last two weeks I have been blessed to be a part of the Celebration of Life for two incredible human beings. Both lived passionate lives focused on healing, wholeness and helping others imagine a life beyond their immediate circumstances.
Both of these occasions have caused me to ponder deeply about the “new frontiers” John O’Donohue writes about. And the “dead shell of yesterday” I need to break, and how willing am I to “risk being disturbed and changed.”
Paul’s words give me strength: “May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” Romans 15:13