Monday, May 12, 2008

A New Song

Let there be a new spirit in the
Church of Jesus.
Let the spirit be a song
of many voices.

Let each voice
sing a melody strong and pure.
Let the melodies
blend in rich sound
filling the churches.

Let the sound
rush through stained glass windows
pouring notes of hope
into the streets.

Let the notes of hope
heal hearts,
restore broken dreams,
inspire the human spirit.

Let us be a new song unto the Spirit.
Let us be a new song.

from Prayers for a New Millennium
Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB

If you haven't visited Ellen's Poems recently do give it a try. Our Ellen Porter is in the last month of her long breast cancer journey. She has captured that journey in a unique "journal"---through poetry. They don't all speak of her disease, they address life, as seen through her eyes.

In this season of Pentecost, the coming of the Spirit into our world and into our hearts, I see the Spirit in my own life more clearly because of Ellen's poems.

Photo by Ann Muczynski, OSB