4/28/2011 — A Plea for Love from St. Meinrad’s

May 5, 2011 — Leave a comment

Lent and Holy Week pretty much wore me out this year, which is why it’s been so long since I’ve updated this blog. Knowing my level of exhaustion, I arranged to visit the St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana the week after Easter, and found myself renewed in arms of that intentional community of Grace. During my time there I carried a journal around and sometimes even wrote in it. Here is what poured out one afternoon.

O Lord,
   fill me with your love—
       a love that is:
       radical,
       exquisite,
       long suffering,
       patient,
       honest,
       true,
       magnificent,
       overpowering,
       empowering,
       able to leap tall buildings in a single bound,
       sacrificial,
       better than sliced bread,
       and too wonderful for words.

Fill me with your love,
    so that I can better love those you have given me.

Amen.  

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