This is from my Prayer Journal way back in 1991. I hope you will enjoy it.
It really touches my heart.
Blessings, love, and hugs. Fr. Jack.
Give thanks to the Lord always and your life will be a song.
Some songs are sad, of course, but the melody is still there as well as the movement
and the feeling of freedom that comes from music.
To praise and thank God, no matter what happens, is a gift few possess.
To lift your voice and heart on high in failure and defeat
places you among the saints of God.
For only faith and love can explain a song of praise and thanksgiving when times are bad.
(These selections from " Song of the Sparrow, by Murray Bodo, OFM, St. Anthony Messenger Press)
Bodies huddled together
On the beach
So far from one another's Reach.
How often in prayer we keep coming back to ourselves,
our own worries and concerns,
and forgetting altogether him we are talking to and listening for.