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Poetry cm-4.29.11


Cm-4.29.11 Acts 4. 1-12 Ps. 118. 1-2 & 4, 22-24, 25-17A Jn. 21.1-14

Cosmic connection: clear skies, starry birds a-twitter

Great historic moments a couple get married,

Princess Katherine and Saint Catherine celebrate this day,

Peter and John imprisoned for using the name

Peter filled with the Holy Spirit proclaim only by this name may all be saved no matter how varied.

Jesus is the cornerstone once rejected

For Catherine He is the bridge,

For us gratitude for love and mercy taking us to the next royal ridge,

Katherine showing a commoners simplicity in a simple kiss connected.

Cast your net to the other side,

Attempt to try another perspective,

Seeing with new eyes everything connective,

How many fish will you catch for the Lord transparency world wide.

What a wonderful day the Lord has made,

Rejoice and flag waving, arrayed.

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Poetry cm04.28.11


Cm-4.28.11 Acts 3. 11-26 Ps. 8.2AB, 5, 6-7, 8-9 Lk. 24. 35-48

Cosmic connection: Gray overcast skies, no stars dark, still

Look, see, I eat, I am no ghost but set you free,

“Peace be with you.” They spoke of how the scriptures he revealed,

Keeping nothing concealed,

Preach therefore to all the nations, your faith makes you witnesses to these things., my plea

Glorious is your Name, O God, throughout the earth,

What are human beings compared to you?

But still you give them glory and honor

Good cheer and buckets of mirth.

Give us a clean heart, O God; let us convert and repent,

Erase our sins, cleanse and mend through your mercy,

Forgive us that we might rise with each dawn, O so early,

And spread your love throughout allowing our satisfaction and content.

This is the day the Lord has made

Le the Lord’ love flow out and cascade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Poetry cm-4.27.11


Cm- 4.26.11 Acts. 3.11-26 Ps. 8. 2AB, 6-7, 8-9 Lk. 24. 35-48

Cosmic connection: light overcast skies one star.

Those who are crippled from birth,

Chronic hereditary disease meets them with ever dawn,

By the small daily healings, the ‘making it through’ we are drawn,

Using the Name of Jesus alone showing the man his worth.

Seek the Lord, let hearts rejoice wherever he is found,

Make known to all His wondrous deeds,

Look for the strength of the Lord, constantly serve by the Spirit’s seed,

Listen to the Lord, listen to every from above coming sound.

Burning hearts, grasping the explained Scriptures shared,

On the Road to Emmaus, coming to resurrection faith,

We still looking for ecumenism and unity interfaith

Come to repentance once more since we have bee spared.

This is the day the Lord has made,

Any thoughts of negativity far outweighed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORD FOR THE DAY

Saturday, Apr. 23

Take more time, cover less ground.

Thomas Merton
Dancing In The Waters of Life

 

 

WORD FOR THE DAY

Sunday, Apr. 24

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  

Cm- 4.26.11 Acts. 3.11-26 Ps. 8. 2AB, 6-7, 8-9 Lk. 24. 35-48

Cosmic connection: light overcast skies one star.

Those who are crippled from birth,

Chronic hereditary disease meets them with ever dawn,By the small daily healings, the ‘making it through’ we are drawn,Using the Name of Jesus alone showing the man his worth.Seek the Lord, let hearts rejoice wherever he is found,Make known to all His wondrous deeds,

Look for the strength of the Lord, constantly serve by the Spirit’s seed,Listen to the Lord, listen to every from above coming sound.Burning hearts, grasping the explained Scriptures shared,On the Road to Emmaus, coming to resurrection faith,We still looking for ecumenism and unity interfaith

Come to repentance once more since we have bee spared.This is the day the Lord has made,

Any thoughts of negativity far outweighed.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, Apr. 22

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illuminated by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.

Dag Hammarskjold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORD FOR THE DAY

Saturday, Apr. 23

Take more time, cover less ground.

Thomas Merton
Dancing In The Waters of Life

 

 

WORD FOR THE DAY

Sunday, Apr. 24

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

 

 

 

 

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Poetry cm-4.24.11


Cm-4.24.11 Acts 10.34, 37-41 Ps. 118. 1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Col. 3. 1-4 Jn. 20. 1-9

Cosmic connection: Light misty rain gray skies, not a Spring Easter

The time for writing this has past, there is no quiet to write of the deep abiding joy

The realization that our Lord is risen!

He suffers no more at the hands of humans, victorious as our dear resting Sister newly arisen,

Patience with the nose within a convent as everyone gets ready to celebrate and not annoy.

Seek then O Christians since you are raised with Christ to think of the things above and not of earth,

Your life, however it goes is hidden with Christ,

Your Savior, refuge and new life,

For in this is your glory your self-worth.

Mercy and love are entwined

We shall no die but live and declare the deeds of the Lord,

Wonderful for our eves to explore,

For all this goodness was in the plan all God’s design.

Mary and the risen Lord meet in the garden, to begin

She recognizes him as her Rabboni and master,

Finding him not in the tomb she wonders where they have put him, a disaster

The risen One in calling her name shows her that He is now within .

Easter alleluias to all Christians our sacrificial lamb

Let us feast with joy for the one who gets us out of every jam.

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Poetry cm-4.22.11


Cm- 4.22.11 Is. 52. 13-53.12 Ps. 31. 2, 6, 12-13, 15-1618, 25 Heb. 4. 14-16; 5. 7-9 Jn. 18. 1-19.42

Cosmic connection: a wedge of a moon, Big Dipper clear skies

Today Good Friday, why is it called Good?

Christians today try to do a cosmic dance,

Mirroring their Lord on the journey toward His death to advance,

Disciples desert, women with him stood.

Let us go confident to the mercy’s throne,

Finding help in timely need,

He has experienced all human weakness without sin Judas’ misdeed,

Learning through his obedience to suffer made perfect by becoming he source of salvation to condone.

A violent man Barabbas saved, Jesus condemned crucified,

Christians today walk the way with him, our mentor

Serving in soup kitchens, St Vincent de Paul centers

How can we not mourn this loss, be open to the pain of others in order to be unified.

Christ became obedient even unto death on the cross.

Help us, O Father, to in our dance embrace this cost.

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Poetry cm-4.21.11


Cm-4.21.11 Exodus 12.1-8, 11-14 Ps. 116. 12-13m 15-16BC 1st Cor. 11.23-26 Jn. 13.1-15

Cosmic connection: damp light April shower slight wind chilly but fresh

Now we are into it: the Triduum days

A day of service,

A day of suffering,

A day to celebrate the tomb

The Exodus Word is a reminder of God’s saving works from the Egyptians,

Mark your doorposts with blood,

That you might be passed over: covenant saving since the flood,

The lamb the lamb o perfect lamb shared again spread the blood our prescription.

The blood today is that which fills the cup,

A communion of compassion around our globe or even next door.

A thanksgiving offering having called upon the name of the Lord.

Letting the love we have for one another flame up.

Serve your neighbor, wash their feet,

Be washed by another to understand

Visit the sick, hand upon hand,

Fear not to touch another somewhat discreet.

Rejected, the Son of God.

Forgive us, Lord, like a lightning rod.

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Poetry cm-4.17.11


Cm-4.17.11 Isaiah 50. 4-7 Ps. 22.8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 Phil. 2. 6-11 Mt. 26. 14-27.66

Cosmic connection: gray overcast skies, foreboding

A week to come of opposites

Hosanna to our King,

Hanging on a tree to bring,

Life and death, glory and humiliation approximate.

Jesus and his abandonment alone so mocked,

Calling upon a greater power,

Discerning when might be his real hour,

A pack of evil dogs surrounding him testing him as the leaders his death concoct.

Our loving Lord then in his kenotic hymn

Pours himself out as a libation,

Surrendering for us and salvation,

Aspects of the week seem mighty grim.

The Matthew’s passion account has its own flavor,

He tries to include signs of God’s might,

Before which we might like to take flight,

Each of now then works on our own transformation to be brought to glory’s favor.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, our liberation,

God the Father’s plan making of everything a new creation

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