Saturday, March 17, 2007
17th March 2007
Saint Patrick’s Day
It is a very happy remembrance: Saint Patrick’s Day in South Africa! It was a school holiday. With my Irish fellow Sisters, with the people, we rejoiced and we prayed and we sang ...
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
Hail glorious Saint Patrick dear Saint of our Isle
Hail, glorious Saint Patrick, dear saint of our Isle,
On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile;
And now thou art high in the mansions above,
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.
Happy feast to all my beloved irish friends all the world over !
Thursday, March 01, 2007
To pray and to work for justice
Jesus, the jewish peasant, so close to the people, prayed in the language that all could understand, it was a dialect called “aramaic”
Hearing the words pronounced is like a music flowing down to my very soul from Him who dwell and prays in me in us…
We can listen to him and pray with him, and our prayer can and ought to be people driven and Creator centred for we are, today busy creating, continuing God’s work of creation, the best we can!
Our prayer has the ring of actuality…
The thirst for water when rain is so slow to come… and we are “as the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God”. Psalm 42: 1-2…
We are part of nature thirsting for Living water