Reflection for Saturday, August 14, 2004: 19th week in Ordinary Time.
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Our Ways, Your Ways ||Most of the time spent looking for You |We run into ourselves.|Goodness we thought meant getting even. |Stories of ancestors haunt us. |Surely their crimes are remembered. |One day a curse will strike. |You send that curse packing. |Don't be haunted.|Here is the law. Follow it: |Care for the needy. Don't take spoils. Watch those wandering eyes.|Seek what is good and come back to Me. |Freed from the past, I fall captive to myself. |Keeping score, my faults reproach me. |I ponder my defects alone. |Into this debt-filled world come children |Squealing, teasing, crowding round. |They bound past the scolding |To touch you.|God, we are bone-tired of harshness |And stumped by joy.|We have sized up things long enough. |Show us goodness that does not reckon. |Teach us your ways.
University Ministry, Creighton University.
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