Fasting This Lent

Preparing for Easter.

DarylMadden

Fast from hurting words
Let our words be kind
Fasting from our sadness
Let gratitude us, find

Fasting from our anger
Filled with patience, cope
Fast from pessimism
And be filled with hope

Fasting from our worries
Trust in God fully
Fast from our complaints
Contemplate simplicity

Fasting from our pressures
And be filled with prayer
Fast from bitterness
Our heart be joyful here

Fast from selfishness
Compassionate to see
Fasting from our grudges
Reconciled, be

Fasting from our words
Listening now hear
Let us find the silence
The Word of God to share

(based upon words from Pope Francis)

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Soaking, Molding, Shining

A great poem to reflect on!

DarylMadden

A sponge that’s hard and dry
Parched that it has been
Let living water flow
Soaking it all in

A solid lump of clay
Knows not what it can be
Let Your hand of love
Mold it tenderly

That of wax and wick
A simple candle light
Ignite with Spirits flow
Shining Your light bright

A soul of the needing
Presence flowing through
Soaking, molding, shining
Bless me, all of You!

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Love Complete

Wonderful poem…

DarylMadden

Word of life transforming
A blessing to bestow
God loves us completely
Let our soul truly know

He is always loving
Our actions good or bad
No matter how we’re feeling
If happy or we’re sad

When whispers start arising
Let our soul decry
Whatever we may doubt
That is just a lie

We are precious to Him
Our soul He does adore
It’s true, in every moment
He couldn’t love us more

Let this be our joy
We are a child of His
He can never stop
‘Cause love is what God is

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