A cloudless sky, sun-soaked and azure for a canopy.
A vast expanse of surging sea and gleaming sand: a carpet for my feet.
The cry of gulls my music, and cool whisper of a breeze, my fan.
And all unseen, my God unfurls His Plan
to captivate me!
I hear Him breathing through the trees ,
see Him peering out of every rose:
feel Him tickling my face with wind-blown sand,
and laughing in the whistle of a friend!
“Be still my soul! Pay heed!
Fall not in love with images of me.”
I feel his tears upon my face when storm clouds from and raindrops fall.
I taste His beauty in a ripened peach;
detect his power in crashing waves upon a rocky shore.
His tenderness peers out from nestlings
feeding from their mother’s beak.
I sense His majesty at rise and set of sun:
inhale his peace when sleep creeps up on me.
His wonder fills me at the break of day
invaded anew with His vitality.
And when I sin and let Him down
I feel His forgiveness in a Priest’s outstretched hand.
May every moment of my life now be
A song of love and worship:
For YOU have captivated ME!
Sr. Mary Frances Collett, Rndm