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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Sea

Lord, I saw the sea attacking the rocks, sombre and raging.

From afar the waves gained momentum.
High and proud, they leapt, jostling one another to be the first to strike. When the white foam drew back, leaving the rock clear, they gathered themselves to rush forward again.

The other day I saw the sea, calm and serene.
The waves came from afar, creeping, not to draw attention.

Quietly holding hands, they slipped noiselessly and stretched at full length on the sand, to touch the shore with the tips of their beautiful, soft fingers.
The sun gently caressed them, and they generously returned streams of light.
Lord, grant that I may avoid useless quarrels that tire and wound without achieving results.
 
Keep me from these angry outbursts that draw attention but leave one uselessly weakened.

Keep me from wanting always to outstrip others in my conceit, crushing those in my way.
Wipe from my face the look of dark, dominating anger. Rather, Lord, grant that I may live my days calmly and fully as the sea slowly covers the whole shore.

 Make me humble like the sea, as, silently and gently, it spreads out, unnoticed. May I wait for my brothers and match my pace to theirs that I may move upward with them.
Grant me the triumphant perseverance of the waters.

May each of my retreats turn into an advance.
Give my face the light of clear waters.

Give my soul the whiteness of foam.
Illumine my life that it may sing like sunbeams on the surface of the sea

But above all, Lord, may I not keep this light for myself, and may all those who come near me return home eager to bathe in your eternal grace.

Beautifully written by Michel Quoist

This expresses the prayer and meditation of my soul for the last several weeks. There is nothing I could say to add to the quintessential assertion this masterpiece encapsulates.
 image by Shadow_Leopard

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful soul sister. just beautiful

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  2. Absolutely Divine! Nothing added or removed. Beautiful....as is. God bless you for sharing this treasure. My Spirit is filled with love as glory is given to our Creator! Amen <3

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