I received this reflection from a member of our prayer group and thought I would pass it on:
If, as Herod, we fill our lives with things and again with things,
if we consider ourselves so unimportant
that we fill every moment of our lives with action,
when will we have the time to take the long slow journey
across the desert as did the Magi?
Or sit and watch the stars, as did the shepherds?
Or brood over the coming of a child, as did Mary?
For each of us there is a desert to travel,
a star to discover
and a Being within ourselves to bring to life.
I love this poem. On the copy I have it is attributed to Bishop Hunthausen.
Thank you so much for the reference. Much appreciated. Hope you have a wonderful Advent Season.
Beautifully put; thought provoking. Blessings to you…
Beautiful! Thanks. Frank
Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing. God Bless!
I loved this quotation so much I copied it down and put it on FACEBOOK with all the appropriate acknowledgements-it is wonderful! ps thanks too for the Fr. James Martin profile. I also follow him closely re his books and facebook.
Thank you so much. Hope you have a Merry Christmas also!
ps MERRY CHRISTMAS
This is so beautiful!
angperegrino/prayers of a pilgrim