REFLECTIONS: JEREMIAH 15:16 – Part III

By Msgr. Bernard Powers

 

The Word

 

            Loving Spirit of God,

            sometimes my soul is in celebration,

            in music, in song.  There is an excitement.

            From Your providence, Loving  Spirit,

            there comes forth a word,

                        a word filled with spirit and life,

                        with energy and aliveness,

                        with melody and rhythm.

 

                        Perhaps form the Canticle of Love

                        or the Gospel of John

                        or a jewel from a minor prophet.

           

                        It is your word, found,

                        that floods the whole experience

                        with the freshness of the spirit,

                        or the touch of a November chill,

                        that floods

                                    with life and living,

                                    with love and loving.

 

                        In the word, found

                        there is an invitation to eat.

                        It is a banquet

                        and I,

                        I was seated at table

                        by the Master

                        and with the Master

                        and we supper together.

                                                           Amen      

 

Words bring joy

 

Loving God,

your words are amazing.

Some bring great joy to the heart.

They are filled with life…

They ring with excitement.

They touch the heart.

 

As I read your word,

some stand out clearly:

 

“today a Savior is born to us.”

“Behold the Lamb of God.”

 

I came that you might have life

and have it to the full.

 

Come to me you who labor

and I will give you rest.

 

This is my Body, eat.

This is my Blood shed for you.

I have loved you with an everlasting love

therefore I have drawn you to myself.

 

My gift to you is

the gift of love.

I will speak to your heart.

 

Although your sins be as scarlet,

they shall be white as snow.

 

He who eats this Bread

will life forever.

I call you friends.

Watch while I pray.

 

Go and sin no more.

I will never abandon you.

I will be with you always.

I am risen

Give me a drink

 

Go into the whole world

Come, follow me

What can I do for you

Behold I stand at the door and knock.