Lord I have no hope right now.
I cannot see the way forward.
I cannot see Your Light before me.
Lord shine now, in my heart.
Shine bright Lord.
Lead me on!
Lead me through.
Help me cope
Every step of the way.
Show me You are close.
I need to live in the now
I need to bless the past
And let it go
I need to see a future
Full of hope and goodness
Where love resides
And mercy reigns
In my heart and mind
Where peace restores all imbalance
And life has a purpose
And an intrinsic joy of being.
Let the past be still now
Let all that is woken be comforted
Let all that is wounded and broken find peace
Let all the hurting memories be healed
Or held at least and blessed in solitude
May they return to where they belong now
Leaving new awareness
Of ground gained
Past returned to its place
And put to rest now.
Peace to all
And light to the future
Wrapped in tenderness
Immersed in mercy.
For this is the only way to live in a physically pain-filled life, looking forward, not back, looking to love.
Essential, for me, is to learn how to be, when nothing is possible to do at all.
Essential, is to love, despite the loss of feeling and sensation.
Essential, is perseverance and a belief in the value of all life, including my own, for even when I am unseen, even when I am unheard, even when I am neglected and ignored, still my presence matters.
What is essentially left, when all else is taken away from you physically and cognitively? I have learned it must be your true self, wrapped in God’s Love.
We have to let you go with love
For you are in truth gone from the world
Yet not from our hearts.
We hold each precious memory of you
Every special moment that we had.
Words cannot describe the sorrow of your lost presence here in the world
Yet still we see the glistening light of your affect upon our lives
In so many precious, subtle ways.
And still we know
Inside our hearts,
Your spirit lives
And we can feel the blessing of your love
Surrounding us forever more.
We are delighted that the Faith Companion has published Linda’s article, in the September/October 2021 edition, on the meaning of ‘Take U...