November 6, 2009

My Journey to God

Autumn Stirrings

O God of autumn restlessness,
still my unsettled heart.

As You send Your breezes
to blow away long-dead leaves,
so send Your Spirit-wind
to rake away the parts of me
that are brittle or barren.

Awaken my spirit
that I might celebrate
the change of the seasons
and the changing of my life ...
a life colored
by Your grace and presence
with deep crimsons,
fiery oranges
and bright yellows ...
a life ever open
to the autumn call of conversion.

By Sister Susan Marie Lindstrom, O.S.B.

(Benedictine Sister Susan Marie Lindstrom is a member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove. She wrote this poem during a recent walk on the scenic grounds of the monastery.)

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