Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

[Lent: day 15/40]

The Sacraments

I once spoke to my friend, an old squirrel, about the Sacraments---
he got so excited

and ran into a hollow in his tree and came
back holding some acorns, an owl feather,
and a ribbon he had found.

And I just smiled and said, "Yes, dear,
you understand:

Everything imparts
His grace."
by St. Francis of Assisi; in Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, ed. Daniel Ladinsky, p. 53
Tags: lent: 2006: daily poetry, poetry: lent: 2006
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