July 17, 2017 – From Sr. Mary Pat Cook

July 17, 2017 | Posted in For Contemplation

i thank You God for most the amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky’ and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes Was it a July day that inspirited e.e. cummings to share this poem/prayer? Is summer God’s favorite season – when we are drawn to taking time to just be? One author, whose name is lost in my memory, suggests that an apple ripening is a perfect model of prayer. The apple does nothing but rest in the light and warmth of the summer sun, receiving nourishment from the roots. It is in that resting and receiving that it grows to maturity – to coming to a time to let go and become a source of nourishment for another – Can I take time during this gift season to rest in the light and warmth of God’s presence around and within me … and grow to letting go and being yes ? (now the ears of my ears awake
and now the eyes of my eyes are opened) excerpts from poem by e.e. cummings

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