Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The Peace of Meditation - poem

So we may know God better
And feel His quiet power,
Let us daily keep in silence
A meditation hour.........
For to understand God's greatness
And to use His gifts each day
The soul must learn to meet Him
In a meditative way,
For our Father tells His children
That if they would know His will
They must seek Him in the silence
When all is calm and still........
For nature's greatest forces
Are found in quiet things
Like softly falling snowflakes
Drifting down on angel's wings,
Or petals dropping soundlessly
From a lovely full-blown rose,
So God comes closest to us
When our souls are in repose........
So let us plan with prayerful care
To always allocate
A certain portion of each day
To be still and meditate.........
For when everything is quiet
And we're lost in meditation,
Our soul is then preparing
For a deeper dedication
That will make it wholly possible
To quietly endure
The violent world around us.......
For in God we are secure.

by Helen Steiner Rice "A Collection of Love Gifts"

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