Prayer is the personal expression of my time with Jesus. I have found through the years that I move in and out of various expressions/activities that nurture my relationship with God. Scripture, music and movement remain my steady and usual practices.
In recent years, poetry has taken on greater significance and challenged me at a more basic level. I have experienced deep and profound insights about “who” I am and “how” to live more fully into the mysteries of life. This poem by Hafiz, “Know the True Nature," reminds me of being surrounded in God’s love and the importance of forgiveness:
Know the True Nature of your Beloved.
His loving eyes
your every thought, word, and movement
is always, always,
Franciscan Way is a series featuring prayerful reflection by Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.