Upward + Better

sunday reflections catholic bis rests upward better

I am here! O my God.
I am here, I am here!

You drew me away from earth,
and I climb to You
in a passion of shrilling.

To the dot in heaven
Where, for an instant, You crucify me.
When will You keep me forever?

Must You always let me fall
back to the furrow’s dip,
a poor bird of clay?

Oh, at least
let my exultant nothingness
soar to the glory of Your mercy,
in the same hope,
until death.

Prayer of the Lark by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold


It is not between good and evil, we repeat, that the choice lies, but between good and better. In other words, we must give up over and over again even the good things of this world to choose God. Mortal sin is a running from God and a turning to created things—created things that are good.

Dorothy Day, On Pilgrimage

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