Poems

A POVERTY OF RICHES

It is foolish to make wealth the focus of our lives
Especially when the goal is achieved by creating poverty
No human being is so powerful that they can crush every one of us
But we are all capable of damaging the earth and causing harm to others

It is true that when we die we take nothing with us
Only love gives us the point of entry into the Kingdom of Heaven
Amen

PRIORITISE PRAYER

What is the most important thing to do every day?

Thank God you have woken up
You could have died in the night
You have woken up at a reasonable time
You’re not just alive
You’re refreshed by sound sleep and renewed by peaceful rest
That is a gift we should be thankful for

Thank God for a great beginning to the day
Saying “thank You” to God we are given strength and grace
This makes for us a brand new start
Start life all over again from new
but instead of struggling alone, ask for God’s help

Prayer is not a secret or a mystery to uncover
Prayer is as easy as breathing in and out
In with the breath of God and out we go into the world

By prioritising prayer
we make everything we do that day into a prayerful act that belongs to,
both us, and God
United by prayer we all become stronger for each other
Amen

WORDS

Words can be as sweet as honey in the mouth
They can sustain us and drive us forward
Words can have a sour effect on our whole being
They can make us feel downhearted and ready to give in

But the Word of God is life-giving
Gentle, sweet, kind and forgiving
The Word of God teaches us right from wrong
Lord, You are the Word of God
Your words are spirit and everlasting
Amen

EQUAL

Lord, we have more or less what we need
to live a meaningful life
When times are hard You send help
You come to our aid
whenever we pray for holy assistance

When we have more than we need to survive
We are able to respond
to the needs of others who ask for help
We are held, by Your love, in a spiritual balance
of equality and perfection
Amen

WHERE IS GOD?

Where there is justice and integrity
There is God
Where there is unconditional love
There is God
Where there is lasting peace
There is God
Where there is compassion and mercy
There is God
Where there is undying generosity
There is God
Where there is beauty in abundance
There is God
Where there is truth
There is the Word of God
We see God’s world all around us
We do not see everything God has created
We can see only through the eyes of our soul the immensity of God’s creation
God is everywhere
Where there is love
There is God
Amen