October 23, 2009

My Journey to God

From a Quiet Place

Lying on the hillside
beneath a tree,
I am still.

Above me,
clouds stroll slowly by
with no particular destination
in mind.

Beside me,
blades of grass wave exuberantly
in the breeze.

I am still,
but not idle.

I am fully alive and aware that
God creates moments such as these.

Lying between earth and sky,
I am exactly in the place
I need to be.

No, not idle—
rather present and being free
for God.

By Cathy Lamperski Dearing

(Cathy Lamperski Dearing is a member of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis. She wrote this poem while on a parish women’s retreat at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana.)

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