Living as you Believe

“If you don’t behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.”

Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895 – 1979)


I have a book of quotations from this beloved Archbishop, one for each day of the year, and this is the one for today. The book was a Christmas gift from my parents, who aren’t even Catholic, but they know how much I love this guy!

For One-Liner Wednesday, which doubles as JusJoJan day 5.

MARCH ON VALIANT SOULS

Another awesome poem from my blogging friend Lorraine! 💖🙏 March on.

To wake to the growing light
In the shadow of yesterday’s pain
Breathing fresher air
With hope for a clear day
Is a joy unknown to those
Whose path is bright
And as the new day comes to birth
So does my soul awake
Knowing well the treasures
Of the darkened path
And the potential for the redemption
Of each piercing pain
Though this path is hard
It cannot destroy the valiant soul
And one day we will wake
To an endless day
Where pain is no more
And tears do not ceaselessly flow
Where pure peace is our reward
O march on valiant souls
Your day will come

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THIS CUP

I’ve never reblogged a post before, but this is just too good not to! It means a lot to me personally. My blogging friend Lorraine wrote it. 🙂

What is
This cup we drink?
Not just sorrow or joy
But laden with fullness of life
Until
The end
And the golden dawn greeting us
Dissolves what went before
Our souls are bathed
In light

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A Shining Opportunity

Today I had the welcome opportunity to go to a café again and write poems. That brings my total for today to 9 poems so far, although their artistic merit is dubious. DVerse introduced me / everyone to a new poetry form: the Zéjel. It sounded like fun, and it was. This is just a beginning, though, because I think it needs at least 1 or 2 more quatrains. As an added challenge, I used Linda’s paint chips and her simile prompt to help me come up with a topic for my zéjel. The paint chips did not easily suggest a topic, but I figured, “When in doubt, write about Jesus.” LOL I’m glad to have gotten this opportunity to try a new form (and to smash together 4 prompts in one post).


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