Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday Prayer


"A fish cannot drown in water,

A bird does not fall in air.

In the fire of creation,

God doesn't vanish:

The fire brightens.

Each creature God made

must live in its own true nature;

How could I resist my nature,

That lives for oneness with God?"




4 comments:

Teri said...

due to a number of factors, including miscommunication, misunderstanding, mistrust, and some SERIOUSLY bad choices on the part of a number of people (including the interim head of staff and possibly me and definitely an elder), our church has sort of blown up. It would be easier if the church was the building and I was saying that, but alas it's the people-church...
the session had a long meeting last night and will be trying to move forward toward healing. Please pray for the leaders, the staff, the members, the elder (who has now left), the interim pastor (who will leave soon), and for our whole community. We are getting ready to call a new pastor, we are calling new lay leaders, we are concerned about the stewardship campaign...and now there is drama and flame-war and email circles. it's ugly. May there be reconciliation, forgiveness, healing, and love.

Songbird said...

Teri, you have my prayers, for all concerned.

Sophia said...

Mine, too.

Gannet, thank you for the prayer and the lovely icon of Mechthild which I had not seen. Can you give me a source/artist for it please?

Gannet Girl said...

Sophia, here's a little info:

http://puffin.creighton.edu/jesuit/andre/i_mechtild.html