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An Essential Journey Back Into Light
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Thought from Fr. Hugh

                  For those of you who could not be with us for our candlelight vigil honoring and remembering those who died in Orlando; and praying for them and those wounded, and for their families and loved ones who grieve – as we do, I wanted to share this beautiful poem read on Monday night by Darby Line.

                  Once again, thanks to all who helped and led us as we planned for the vigil.

 

AN ESSENTIAL JOURNEY BACK INTO LIGHT

By Nicolas Cable

                        Lights extinguished by tears and whimpers,


                        Sputtering flames become wicks of what could have been.

                        We search for light in this darkness,


                        Checking behind doors of truth and compassion,


                        Finding empty gateways, and paths towards the unknown.

                        Perhaps this light springs up from the fallen memories,

                        Sprinkled with salt on wounds never healed


                        And on hearts not yet mended.
—


                        The outrage, the pain, the beauty and innocence lost,


                        Our community mourns, demands, seeks truth and light

                        Where to begin this search, this journey?


                        It is not in reason, but in grief and in prayer.


                        So some pray, some meditate, some question and wonder,

                        Some cry, some hide, some wish it was over.
—


                        But, if light be our essence,


                        Then the journey is not far.


                         We must search deep within

                        sifting through sand and soot

                        for hope and wholeness.

                       There is light in this journey
 

                       Way off, to the left or right, or both


                       But it begins in darkness,


                       Faith promising a more clear journey ahead. —


                       Lights will be rekindled one day,


                       Somehow a healed heart will emerge

                       Recalling pain but seeing new joy,


                       One day somehow it will be bright again.

 

Hugh+

 


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