Posted by: San Damiano | August 20, 2014

Sour To Sweet

Suffering can be sour. If endured, God gives power.
Power to be more compassionate,
Power to love more deeply,
Power to accept pain and suffering, in stride.

Suffering can be sour. If endured, God’s love increases.
Increases with an open heart,
Increases with a union with the suffering Christ,
Increases with new strength and joy.

Suffering can be sour. If endured, God Heals
Heals with your faithfulness
Heals because you endure
Heals because new depth is happening.

Suffering can be sour. If endured, God enlightens.
Enlightens and speaks with intimacy,
Enlightens and brings peace,
Enlightens and brings acceptance and sweetness.

Suffering can be sour. If endured, Himself, He radiates.
Radiates a light in darkness,
Radiates a peaceful demeaneur,
Radiates His gaze upon you.

Suffering can be sour. If endured, how sweet!
Sweet with the perfume of contemplation,
Sweet with the satisfaction of dialog,
Sweet with the resurrection of life.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

 

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