Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Waiting for God

In the Garden where I am called to be,
God has invited me to listen, 
and to be amazed.
In the vastness of the rain,
shelter has been provided
and I am once again reminded I am not in control.

The path strewn before me is unsteady,
rocky, and “slippery when wet”.
Each step I take is filled with caution
and uncertainty.
Where will it lead?
Will I be forgotten as I walk away from “home”?
Will I be welcomed in the newness of who I am becoming?

“Do not hold onto me”.
Christ reminds me that the gift of His love for me is to be shared.
I cannot hold onto the past
while I am being invited to grow.
I cannot relive the familiar
in my attempt to avoid the fear of the unknown.

I have a story to share
that is only a small chapter, a paragraph
in the humanity within which I was created to live.
But without this paragraph, this chapter,
the story is incomplete.

How much God is rejoicing,
for it is not I who waited for God,
but God who waited for me.

- Chris


  1. Margaret Palliser, OPWednesday, April 18, 2012

    This is a lovely invitation to prayer and reflection, Chris. Thank you!

  2. I just came upon your blog, and as a Dominican I am so proud of the way you are preaching though the social media. I wish we'd had this avenue years ago. Although I read several entries, I'll just comment on the latest, the poem by Chris which toulched my heart. PEACE from Sr. Elaine DesRosiers,OP

  3. Absolutely beautiful, Chris! Wishing you well, Tammy Lally and the crew

  4. Beautiful, Chris!! Walking with you in love and prayer, Mary.