Monday, April 4, 2016
These Dazzled Eyes
How seldom do I remember
that at any time, in any place,
I can find You, commune with You,
by simply turning towards You
the eyes of my soul.
Forgive me, Holy Spirit,
for behaving as if I had never heard of You!
Now, as one just awakened, I say
'God is here,
and I have been unaware of Him.'
I confess it with shame:
Every moment of my day
is filled with other interests.
My eyes are dazzled
by the sight of things and people.
I have little time,
to give You, the indwelling God...
O God, the Father,
God, the Son,
God, the Holy Ghost,
(from "Listening to the Indwelling Presence," compiled by a Religious, Pellegrini, Australia, 1940, pp. 55-56)
Painting: Richard Edward or Emil Miller, in US public domain due to age