Thursday, November 17, 2011

Silence in the night

Sitting in a dark monastery chapel...3:30am...surrounded by my brothers...
chanting the Psalms...looking out a high window...I see a star...

I'm filled with wonder. That star must be thousands of light years away.
And here I am...in an insignificant monastery in Iowa...looking up...

I wonder if someone on a planet circling that star could even guess
at my existence. Our solar system is but a speck in the sky to them.

But...I'm here...

Filled with awe and wonder...in the presence of God...

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