Mundane Mystic

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 03/01/2012

in Lent

A Prayer Poem by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND,
for the Second Sunday of Lent-Cycle B, March 4 , 2012

“And he was transfigured before them…” (Mark 9:2b)

God taught Abraham the art of letting go.
Abraham had the courage
to humbly bend to God’s will
wisely knowing,
“The wind does not break a tree that bends.” (Sakuma)

Peter, caught up in the mystic moment
wanted to hold on, to extend the moment
by erecting three tents.

Jesus chooses to teach the art of letting go
of mystic experiences.
Descend the mountain to the mundane.

Letting go takes grace, courage and humility.

There are times in our mundane lives
when God gives us a glimpse of his glory.
Know that grace is found in both mundane
and mystic moments.

Lord, what am I clinging on to for dear life?
Where are my tent dwellings?
Help me to accept and to live better
my “Hum-drum” days.  Amen.


What do you think?  Can we find grace in the everyday-ness of our lives?

Lectionary Readings for Second Sunday of Lent 2012
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