Monday, January 23, 2006

Child of Wonder

Sisters Wretched - I present for you a poem by Macrina Wiederkehr entitled Child of Wonder

"My bare feet walk the earth reverently for everything keeps crying,
Take off your shoes
The ground you stand on is holy
The ground of your being is holy

"When the wind sings through the pines like a breath of God
awakening you to the sacred present
calling your soul to new insights
Take off your shoes!

"When the sun rises above your rooftop
coloring your world with dawn
Be receptive to this awesome beauty
Put on your garment of adoration
Take off your shoes!

"When the red maple drops its last leaf of summer
wearing its ‘burning bush' robes no longer
read between its barren branches, and
Take off your shoes!

When sorrow presses close to your heart
begging you to put your trust in God alone
filling you with a quiet knowing
that God's hand is not too short to heal you
Take off your shoes!

"When a new person comes into your life
like a mystery about to unfold
and you find yourself marveling over
the frailty and splendor of every human being
Take off your shoes!

"When during the wee hours of the night
you drive slowly into the new day
and the morning's fog like angel wings
hovers mysteriously above you
Take off your shoes!

"Take off your shoes of distraction
Take off your shoes of ignorance and blindness
Take off your shoes of hurry and worry
Take off anything that prevents you
from being a child of wonder

"Take off your shoes;
The ground you stand on is holy
The ground of your being is holy."

3 comments:

windy82 said...

Oh sister raven! I knew it was you the minute I began to read the poem. My little wood nymph how I love thee:) peace dear sister.

earthie said...

I knew it was you right away too!! Let's take off our shoes and feel the mud of wretchedness. We need a sister mud.

Mary Poppins NOT said...

That is truly lovely. Thankyou