Enkindling the Fire

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/22/2014

in Ordinary Time

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A
January 19, 2014

Enkindling the Fire

Called to enkindle fire,
To show God’s face in the light,
To blow to flame the ash,
Of a people whose tears of pain extinquish the fire
And crush their desire.

Pain of me no medicine can reach,
Unsure in me no one can teach,
Tears of me no one can dry,
Sobs of me no one can sigh.

I am the outcast, the homeless, the poor,
The frightened, the lonely, the mixed up, unsure.
No one can reach the depths of me
To free me of my slavery.

People of passion and fire are the keys,
Who unlock the brokenness, who hear the pleas.
The pure of heart, the meek, the mild,
Who see not us, but God’s own child.
These are the people who image his face,
Enkindle the fire, erase disgrace.

Oh Lamb of God, Keeper of Fire,
Send down your flame is our desire.

For Reflection and Sharing:

  1. How can you be a flicker of hope, a light in the darkest time?
  2. Who can you point to as a person of passion and fire?
  3. Why, though the Lamb freed us from slavery, does it still exists in our times?
  4. How will we erase the disgrace of modern slavery?
  5. Where can we start enkindling the fire?

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