"The kingdom has come. We appear quite taken with it.
For the time being, God's will has acquiesced to our own, at least
in this, the kingdom of anxiety, the only realm we care to know."
~from "Narration," --a poem by Scott Cairns in his anthology,
Compass of Affection: Poems New and Selected
Holy One, glory to You.
Lead us to "zealously do
what is best for others,
rather than concentrate on
what we have decided
is best for ourselves, and
to zealously love one another" *
so that Your peace might
come amongst us even as
our hope remains in You.
* from page 205, The Monastery of the Heart: An Invitation to a Meaningful Life, by Sister Joan, BlueBridge, 2011.