How to live with the sorrow?
Come Holy Spirit with your healing balm.
And may I receive it,
this balm of kindness and attention to my suffering:
A friend’s touch.
Reception of my tears.
A good joke reminding me that belly laughs heal.
May I stay in the moment enough to absorb the warmth of sunshine, the natural beauty
meeting my senses.
May I be present to the comfort of routine,
the fragrance of breakfast,
the smell of hot soup,
the taste of bread.
May I recognize Your Spirit reaching out to support mine in
music which moves into my soul and lets it know itself and be transformed.