The Blessings of Earthiness: The next step

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This poem came through from the Panhala site this morning so I thought I would share it. Give us Lord just what we need for this day. Relieve us of anxiety for the future and help us to appreciate what is now.
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The Blessings of Earthiness: The Next Step
 
(a meditation on Psalms 23)
Hawvlan lachma d’sunqanan yaomana
(KJV version: Give us this day our daily bread)
Grant what we need each day in bread and insight:
subsistence for the call of
growing life.
Give us the food we need to grow
through each new day,
through each illumination of life’s needs.
Let the measure of our need be earthiness:
give all things simple, verdant,
passionate.
Produce in us, for us, the possible:
each only-human step toward home
lit up.
Help us fulfill what lies within
the circle of our lives: each day we ask
no more, no less.
Animate the earth within us: we then
feel the Wisdom underneath
supporting all.
Generate through us the bread of life:
we hold only what is asked to feed
the next mouth.
Grant what we need each day in bread and insight.
~ Neil Douglas-Klotz ~

2 Responses to “The Blessings of Earthiness: The next step”

  1. clarefcj Says:

    Thanks Lynne…Yes, may we seek only enough for each day…

  2. ivonna ofs Says:

    Thank you sr clare…you are one of the saints.

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