Monday, July 11, 2016
A Psalm: O Living Flame of Love
There has never been a day I didn't love You,
Though often times the embers barely glowed;
Nor could the heat be felt by anyone but me
And even then only faintly.
But I have always longed for You,
A built-in yearning not of my own;
Often searching in the wrong places
But longing and looking nonetheless.
Today I ask for a fresh breath of Spirit oxygen --
"The enkindling of love, wherein the will of the soul is united,
And it loves most deeply, being made one with that flame in love,"
As John of the Cross so beautifully put it.
Yes, be rekindled in me first,
O Living Flame of Love, and then
Radiate Your love, Your peace, Your warmth
To an ice-hardened world that so desperately needs Your heat.
Just an ordinary moment...