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From Deacon Dick
Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time
As we journey through this time of pandemic, discord, and division in which people typically project their pain on others, here is a short poem by Carmelite Sister Jessica Powers that invites us to look within ourselves first and recognize the presence of the Lord. Then we can truly say to one another: May the Peace of Christ be with you.
Repair of Fences
I am alone in the dark, and I am thinking
what darkness would be mine if I could see
the ruin I wrought in every place I wandered
and if I could not be
aware of One who follows after me.
Whom do I love, O God, when I love Thee?
The great Undoer who has torn apart
the walls I built against a human heart,
the Mender who has sewn together the hedges
through which I broke when I went seeking ill,
the Love who follows and forgives me still.
Fumbler and fool that I am, with things around me
Of fragile make like souls, how I am blessed
To hear behind me footsteps of a Saviour!
I sing to the east; I sing to the west:
God is my repairer of fences, turning my paths into rest.
Prayer For Spiritual Communion
I believe You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.