God is a light and genitor of light.
Yet for our weakness and our punishment
He hides Himself in midnights that prevent
all save the least awarenesses of Him.
We strain with dimmed eyes inward and perceive
no stir of what we clamored to believe.
Yet I say: God (if one may jest with God),
Your hiding has not reckoned with Our Lady
who holds my east horizon and whose glow
lights up my inner landscape, high and low.
All my soul’s acres shine and shine with her!
You are discovered, God; awake, rise
out of the dark of Your Divine surprise!
Your own reflection has revealed Your place,
for she is utter light by Your own grace.
And in her light I find You hid within me,
and in her morning I can see Your Face.
Sr. Miriam of the Holy Spirit, O.C.D. (Jessica Powers)
And in her morning (excerpt)
Powers, J 1999, The Selected Poetry of Jessica Powers, ICS Publications, Washington DC.
I am joyful! and thankful! to
read this. I hadn’t before today.
Thank you for posting it.
I love Sister Miriam’s views and
her unfailing and breathtaking
assembly of words for sharing her
Regarding Sister’s question
about jesting with God: one
should bring everything to
God including one’s sense of
fun and humor.
“Come as you are,” else coming is
Best of all, God is appropriately
and helpfully and kindly
responsive to how “you are.”
As for humor specifically?
Humor is fertile ground for
relationship with God. He
may approve of it and enjoy it
or He may not in which case
He may then lovingly and
kindly teach one a lesson.