Reflection

REFLECTION

 
 
It is now the Liturgical season called “Ordinary Time.”
Joyce Rupp, author of “Out of the Ordinary,”  offers prayers, poems, and reflections for every season.  
She states:  I cannot imagine a prayer, poem, or reflection not being connected with the commonness of life, for it is there that I experience who I am and how I am and how God is  with me. 
 

Leaning on the Heart of God

 
I am leaning on the heart of God, I am resting there in silence
All  the turmoil that exhausts me is brought to bear on this great love.
No resistance or complaint is heard, as I lean upon God’s welcome.
There is gladness for my coming. There is comfort for my pain.
I lean, and lean and lean upon this heart that hurts with me.
Strength lifts the weight of my distress.  Courage wraps around my trouble.
No miracle of instant recovery.  No taking away of life’s burdens.
Yet, there is solace for my soul, and refuge for my exiled tears.
It is enough for me to know the heart of God is with me,
full of mercy and compassion, tending to the wounds I bear.
                                                                      j. rupp