Friday, September 22 “Lovely as the roses are, I might rather hide huddled in a cave”
first posted October 28, 2015
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 digging out the space for UDM’s new main entrance, one of our prayer guests found stillness anyway. S/he wrote this poem to remember that 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. And then was surprised by joy.
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