G is for Gratitude

Come, Spirit,
make me docile to your voice.
Help me debate angels.
Let your will be done in me
even if it means
misunderstanding,
rejection,
scandal.
Give me wisdom to find you
in the irrational:
heavens gone awry,
astrologers’ predictions,
songs in the night.
Give me such hospitality of heart that
family,
foreign seers,
poor shepherds and animals
find a home in my presence.
Let me protect innocent children from
oppressive power.
Make me fearless of foreign lands and
unknown journeys.
When I cannot find you
do not let me rest until I search
home,
highway,
and temple.
Let me always insist on miracles to
celebrate love.
And when all I love on earth
lies lifeless in my arms
let me offer it to you with such freedom
of heart
that I am swept up into the heavens.
Amen. – Sister Mary Lou Kownacki & Monasteries of the Heart

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1 thought on “G is for Gratitude”

  1. I almost did “graditude” for one of my “G” posts …. but in the end, think I will have to encapsulate that concept into a more wide spread idea of general life. But yes, gratitude is a thing that keeps one grounded — another “G” choice, lol!

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