It is in loving, not in being loved, the heart is blessed;
It is in giving, not in seeking gifts, we find our quest;
Whatever be your longing or your need, that give;
So shall your soul be fed and you indeed shall love.
This weekend some will be celebrating the Christian celebration of Easter. My effort to write something that represented some type of story based on religion, culture and life was difficult. It was arduous to choose from so many myths and complex dogmas I have in my life. They were taught to me by a schizophrenic depressed mother who was obsessed with religion; a step below fanatical. She practiced a combination of Catholicism, Buddhism, Santeria, Espiritismo, Judaism and fixated Mythologies and Philosophy. I lived in a Hasidic Orthodox Jewish neighborhood which added to my confusion. I went to Catholic school by day and heard my friends talk about the Torah they studied in the afternoon. I grew up thinking everyone was multi-religious. In respect to the first religion I was taught through Baptism, I chose to write a poem from my Catholicism. Peace be with you, Happy Easter … !!!!
copyright 2014 written by Isadora
Lord Speak To Me
Lord, speak to me in such a way
That I may surely know
The purpose that You have for me;
The path that I must go.
Then, when the pathway is made clear,
And the journey I begin;
When fear and doubt start creeping in
Please speak to me again.
Remind me of Your presence, Lord,
Each mile along the way.
Let not my steps grow weary
Keep speaking, lest I stray.
The roadblocks will be many,
Dead ends I’m sure to see;
But I’ll reach my destination, Lord,
Because You spoke to me.
No matter where we are in life,
There remains a part of us that
Draws support from and nurturing
From someone with more experience …..
Each Thursday Becca hosts Nurturing Thursdays … if any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!
http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/nurturing-thurs-in-a-moment/ http://megevans.com/2014/04/17/dandelions-nurturing-thursday/ http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/nurturing-thursday-what-is-here/