Friday, June 01, 2012

Haiku My Heart

Lonely waterlily
So beautiful and fragile
Hope for the future

Tomorrow two young men will be ordained here in the diocese of Evansville.  Much like this poor waterlily in a pond that needs tending, these young men will be entering into a life of servitude where tending the garden of souls may be fragile, but oh what hope there is in the future.   They must never relinquish that hope.  Pray with me for them and all those how have answered the call to serve in the order of  Melchizedek.

Thanks be to God!!!


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  1. What a thoughtful, serene and deep haiku you wrote... beautiful!

  2. I'll pray with you! I love the haiku, beautiful picture also :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Fantastic photo and mystical haiku ~ yet clear ~ prayers for the new priests ~~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  4. Beautiful photo, and beautiful haiku!
    I definitely keep these two young men in my prayers.
    Perfect song too!
    Love and Prayers,

  5. I just sent a prayer through the heart of Jesus for the young men. We had 3 ordained just last week. I will send the directions on how to do the small color spot from PicMonkey in an e-mail.

  6. A single flower--or even one ordinand--can bring hope to our world!

    Too Early for Crows

  7. Wonderful haiku to accompany your photo.
    I have a small pond with water lilies and just one bloom right now.
    Your haiku will be in my heart whenever I see it
    and in future years with future blooms.
    I also liked your Bible vs Cell phone post.
    Glancing at your About Me section, I realize we are "neighbors".
    I live in a rural area outside Mooresville :)

    1. Well, welcome neighbor! We have often gone through Moorseville to visit the kids in INDY! This is exciting!!! Cathy

  8. your compassion is the brightest reflection in this pond and

  9. to see Hope
    in every flower
    a gift
    in my book...


  10. Great haiku to go with the perfectly composed photo! I will join you in praying for the new priests :)

  11. Interesting and lovely - photo, haiku and 'afterword'.....

  12. So lovely and serene...makes me feel warm all over! Beautiful!

  13. A beautiful..Lily there..and a nice haiku full of hope..thanks..RS:)

  14. That photograph is gorgeous! And so is that thoughtful haiku to follow it. Beaut!

  15. Any man or woman that carries the spiritual load of others deserves prayers from us. One prayer thanks The Creator for listening to the prayers of the people, and another gives thanks for listening to mine.


  16. Oh beautiful Cathy! It is truly a gift to hear from you! Like I always say, a visit from you is a blast from the past when I had those writing contests! You were always so good to enter them! How are you precious soul? Thank you so much for visiting and may JESUS BLESS YOUR LIFE SOOOOOO MUCH! Anita

  17. The two young men have an ally in their pond with your prayers. May they blossom in their calling.

  18. God bless the two young men; it's tough to be called into the institutional church these days, but I send my prayers for them. Love the pond and haiku.

  19. Beautiful shot and a great commitment being undertaken by these young men.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

  20. Yes to what Spadoman said -- and the waterlily is lovely.

  21. A beautiful photo -- may the two young men find the same serenity in fulfilling their vows.

  22. This was a beautiful haiku, and you have my prayers as well. :)

  23. Praying for these new priests.

    And praying for you and yours too.

    God bless.


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