Friday, September 16 “lovely as the roses are, I might rather
Hide, huddled in a cave”
Ordinarily, when people come to the Jesuit Residence for a few days of stillness and prayer, the house welcomes them with just that, stillness and hospitality that makes a place for prayer. These last weeks, with heavy machinery and skilled construction workers creating new space for Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions, one of our prayer guests found stillness anyway. S/he wrote this poem to remember a morning’s prayer, when s/he tasted fatigue and the grief from several deaths that came too close in time and very close in the soul.
Right here on McNichols Road, s/he tasted grace. Best to read the poem out loud.
Have a blest weekend.
Today’s Post – morning prayer in the city