Poem: Ether

Photo by eHeritage on Pexels.com
Photo by stein egil liland on Pexels.com

Our Father lives in the charged ether,
above and all around us
in splendid symmetry,
the source of life and love and healing.
The fabulous towers, the spires
and flowering tracery of organic design,
were all conceived and built by better men than us
in an age of gold.
These, the natural avenues of life
in which our ancestors sat, goodness drawn down
into those cleansing naves
where the deep organ soothed,
where we took the true medicine, giving thanks,
not to some mystery or intangible presence,
but the reality of His environment, His conduit,
His soft conversation with us
which we have – nearly all of us –
forgotten, our memory blighted, expunged,
erased, while we plod obliviously
around the stark bare stones and ruined choirs
in awe of a shell, without ever seeing the whole,
the rich truth of the past
and future’s promise
in this penurious present.

Copyright Francis 2022

Lenten Preparation Novena to THE HOLY FACE of JESUS – Day Two – 21 February — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Lenten PreparationNovena to the Holy FaceDAY TWO “All those who, attracted by My Love and venerating My Countenance, shall receive, by virtue of My Humanity, a brilliant and vivid impression of My Divinity. This splendour shall enlighten the depths of their souls, so that in eternal glory the celestial court shall marvel at the marked […]

Lenten Preparation Novena to THE HOLY FACE of JESUS – Day Two – 21 February — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 18 February – Interior Silence — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 18 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Interior Silence “God speaks readily when our souls are silent.He cannot be heard in the noise of the world.But we do not have to abandon our normal way of life in order to find a little interior recollection.It is enough to […]

Thought for the Day – 18 February – Interior Silence — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 15 February – The Order of the Day — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 15 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Order of the Day “Besides organising our day on the basis of a timetable, it is wise to work out, in advance, the way in which we shall behave during the different hours.It is easy to be taken by surprise, […]

Thought for the Day – 15 February – The Order of the Day — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 14 February – The Early Hours of the Day — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 14 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Early Hours of the Day “Unfortunately, there are many who never give the slightest thought to God when they rise in the morning.Or perhaps they think that a quick mechanical Sign of the Cross satisfies all their religious obligations. A […]

Thought for the Day – 14 February – The Early Hours of the Day — AnaStpaul