We are Sinners

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We are Sinners

Nothing but sin

Gravely we have sinned;

 

Mere mortals

Imbecile creatures 

Worthless, utterly useless;

 

We fell on our necks

With broken limbs, burnt

The sting on our tongues;

 

We are not of Spirit

Human beings, destitute

Hunting for prey;

 

Night and day disbanded

Starvation, hunger to be fed

There will be bloodshed;

 

So say a few prayers

Fast, be giving in praise

We are no longer slaves;

 

God has mercy

Acknowledgement of sin

Brings life for eternity;

 

Forgiven, because we are Sinners. 

 

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Noon Joy

A poem on the wonders of Midday prayer:

 

Self-righteousness like a sunbeam

Warm up my conscience, stream

Up on high, onward and upwards

Towards the sky. 

 

The path to Midday prayer

Songs of rejoice and praise

Today, and tomorrow, 

Forever in glee, I proclaim:

 

“Glory glory glory be

Lord God, unto the Holy See!”

The Lord is Our Vessel

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The Lord works mysterious wonders:

When we are tired, he brings strength

When we are hungry, he feeds us

When we are angry, he calms

When we are jealous, he forgives

When we are shallow, he is wise.

 

If the Lord is our vessel:

We are set free, without limitation;

When lost, we seek welcome shelter

When starved, providence provides

When lonely, loved

When restless, inspired.

 

The Lord is all of these things

and many more through Christ, 

the Son of Man.

 

Amen.