Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The fruit of silence is prayer

June 1, 2009

Like trying to sail without the wind
Or be warmed without the sun
like hiking without water
is my life without prayer

Like driving without gas
Like spinning tires in the mud
Like travel without a map
is my life without prayer

Like reading without a light
or trying to sleep with a worried mind
Like trying to write without words
is my life without prayer.

Like going through a day without a smile
or missing a morning kiss goodbye
Like not hearing 'I love you'
is my life without prayer

Like a friend in need who is hours away
or a brother in pain without his mama's care
Like a partner whose heart is just out of reach
Is my life without prayer

Like a sadness that permeates
and tears that continue to flow
like a heavy cloud of darkness
is my life without prayer

"The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace." Mother Teresa

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