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.

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.