Morning Flight

Morning Flight by TFavretto

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3rd Week Lent    Today’s Scriptures: Dan 3:25, 34-43 Matt 18:21-35

I hope you are reading this at morning; at the start at least of a new dawning.

Today’s experience is to sit and be in the spaciousness of now  –   in this present moment.

To allow the moment to have space and peace and an unfurling of its own.

My hope is that you may receive through image and the word and that they may speak to your heart and bring balm to your innermost being.

(Please note: just click the red arrow play button for the recital.)

WILD GEESE      recited by  Mary Oliver  poet   

She invites you into this poem with the words –

“You do not have to be good,

You do not have to walk on your knees for one hundred miles in the desert repenting”…

and she  draws towards her conclusion with –

“whoever you are, no matter  how lonely,  the world offers itself to your imagination …..

Mary Oliver is a highly acclaimed and prolific American Poet who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for  her work “American Primitive” and in 1992 won the National Book Award for Poetry.  Wild Geese is one of her most popular poems, as is The Journey, both included in her book “Dream Work” published in 1986. Atlantic Monthly Press. N.Y

The poem by “Wild Geese” is recited by Mary Oliver is the end of an  interview in the “On Being” broadcast.

A list of her books, poems and  biographical information are readily available. An overview may be found at – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Oliver


 

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We are not converted

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Week 2 Lent  Today’s Scriptures  Mic 7:14-15, 18-20   Lk 15:1-3,11-32

 

We  are  not converted

Only once in our lives

But  many times  and

This endless series of

Large and small

Conversions,

Inner revolutions,

Leads to our

Transformation 

In Christ

But while we may have

The generosity to

Undergo one or two

Such upheavals, we

Cannot face the necessity

Of further and greater

Rendings of our inner-self,

Without which we

Cannot  finally 

Become free!

 

Thomas Merton. “Life & Holiness”
Herder & Herder, NY:1963. p.159