Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Emptying to Fill

Be ablaze with enthusiasm.  Let us be a live burning
offering before the altar of God.

                                                           Hildegard of Bingen

The sheer joy comes from this emptying out of ourselves, making our lives a gift.

God is speaking to me this morning in the pale tendrils of light
smoldering on the horizon:

His language of silence and color and gift.

Thank you Lord.  May I always see you in all things,
hear you through all things, at all times and places:

recognize your hand reaching out to transform my heart into your new creation,
into friendship with God.

The whole earth is turning without a breeze stirring
toward the star you placed perfectly,

that is beginning to burn
the edges
of the tall grasses
into a molten gold
and glassy coral;

that is beginning to burn
the crusts
of our hearts.

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