Another morning and I wake with thirst
for the goodness I do not have. I walk
out to the pond and all the way God has
given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord,
I was never a quick scholar but sulked
and hunched over my books past the hour
and the bell; grant me, in your mercy,
a little more time. Love for the earth
and love for you are having such a long
conversation in my heart. Who knows what
will finally happen or where I will be sent,
yet already I have given a great many things
away, expecting to be told to pack nothing,
except the prayers which, with this thirst,
I am slowly learning.
-Mary Oliver, “Thirst”
But let us not put our sights too high. We do not have to be saviours of the world! We are simply human beings enfolded in weakness and in hope, called together to change the world one heart at a time.
Jean Vanier, Becoming Human
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