New Authority

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/26/2012

in Ordinary Time

A Prayer Poem by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald for January 29 , 2012
Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

“Quiet! Come out of him!” (Mark 1:25b)

Amaze me, Lord, with your words of wisdom;
Astound me with your powerful words;
Enter the crevices and cracks of my stony heart;
Shatter it with your new teaching.

“Quiet! Come out of (her!)”

Destroy my inward darkness, my harnessed heart.
Let your new teaching prove once again your eternal presence with us.
Even if you but whisper, “Quiet!” this stony heart of mine will be softened
by your powerful authority,
and your infinite love and mercy.

Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2012
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Gia January 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I truly needed this one….thank you for sharing. I need to shake this doubt.


Sr Juliemarie McDonald January 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Gia, you know he has the power, and the infinite love and mercy. Trust.


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