The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 15, 2010


Before I had had my new “Mother of Sorrows” rosary for only one week–the link of the Crucified Christ came off while doing my night prayers…

Blessed Virgin, my Sorrowful Mother–
on hearing my pleading, you lifted me heavenwards…
breaking all ties with martyrdom and agony,
beautiful Mother–was my dead birthmother praying?
My life of such tragedy called up from the earth
to those mothers so glorious;this day
signs of Spring burst forth in such caring…
knowing me weak and feeble, most likely–
sure to embarrass any heroic endeavor,
though not lacking in depth is my LOVE and my fervor.
You know me as the “little one” who simply
is nearing…
the place of her childhood–but not nimble
or bravehearted… incredibly generous the gifting
I give you (but beyond my means currently,
if you’d rather). Kindness in manner
not my forte or demeanor… I rail in defiance
when the world’s in torment and disaster.
Summer drought has been the answer
to human production…
the desert scene, barren and sickly,
have harrassed Christ’s Mystical Body.
I want to comfort all God’s lonely people…
but, instead, my ire releases venom so often.
Insipidly insisting there is no blessing…
denying you and your Son their ongoing purpose…
perhaps my anger has been part of the problem.
Pray, release me from this awesome burden,
I ask very bluntly. Show me the way
to your Immaculate Heart, which saved me
once before, when my life was endangered.
You, precious Mother, interceeded and triumphed;
may I offer another less spectacular present?
Proceeding from the fires of the LOVE of my Savior–
on the feast of the Annunciation, when your yes
to God’s plan mirrors my imitation and intention:
keep me functioning so I can give what’s left
of my energy: to show the power
of the Maternal heart beating…
correcting the course of humanity’s undertakings.
Holy Mary, Mother of God…
pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death.

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