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May 29, 2011

COME HOLY SPIRIT

COME HOLY SPIRIT
REPLACE THE TENSION WITHIN ME
WITH A HOLY RELAXATION.

REPLACE THE TURBULENCE WITHIN ME
WITH A SACRED CALM.

REPLACE THE ANXIETY WITHIN ME
WITH A QUIET CONFIDENCE.

REPLACE THE FEAR WITHIN ME
WITH A STRONG FAITH.

REPLACE THE BITTERNESS WITHIN ME
WITH THE SWEETNESS OF YOUR GRACE.

REPLACE THE DARKNESS WITHIN ME
WITH YOUR GENTLE LIGHT.

REPLACE THE COLDNESS WITHIN ME
WITH A LOVING WARMTH.

REPLACE THE NIGHT WITHIN ME
WITH THE DAY.

REPLACE THE WINTER WITHIN ME
WITH THY SPRING.

STRAIGHTEN  MY CROOKEDNESS.
FILL MY EMPTINESS.

DULL THE EDGE OF MY PRIDE.
SHARPEN THE EDGE OF MY HUMILITY.

LIGHT THE FIRE OF MY LOVE
QUENCH THE FLAME OF LUST.

LET ME SEE MYSELF AS YOU –GOD SEE ME.
SO THAT I MAY SEE YOU AS YOU HAVE PROMISED.
BLESSED ARE THE PURE OF HEART
FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD.


[This one was given to me by a bishop several years ago ]

May 27, 2011

TRUE FRIEND



JESUS,
You hold my hand
I hold yours
Always
On the pilgrim journey
The warmth of your love
Carries me
With your own vision
Into the far beyond
The Hope of a New world
Of Justice and Love
For which we spend ourselves
Together
There is no other
Friend like YOU !

May 26, 2011

DEAREST MAMMA MARY

[ written on 22nd July 2000 ]

DEAREST MAMMA MARY
Love you so much !
Life is a Mystery
Unsolved
Answers there won’t be
But live it must we
Pray for me Mamma
To smile like you do
To LOOK AT JESUS
Every moment
Mamma, I feel unworthy
To put my head on your lap
And REST
Father-God seems far away
And Jesus too
Only the suffering Jesus
Meets me through the eyes
Of your suffering children
On earth
And I’m helpless
To help them
Mamma, I feel poor
Like a beggar
What can I give Jesus
From this emptiness
Is anything left
Except for the marks
From the scraping of wounds ?
Of my wounds Mamma
Help me to let go
Pray for me
Let my cries of pain
Be transformed into love
For everyone who doesn’t care
May they all
See the joy
Of their dreams come true
Ask Jesus
To give them all they want
Above everything
Pray for their conversion Mamma
I love them too !
What more can I give Jesus
Mamma I am His
I know
But I feel unworthy.
And I don’t desire anything
Anymore
Neither on earth nor in Heaven
Pray Mamma that I should be
A Handmaid like you
And in the bosom of my Trinity
Let me be
A piece of bread
Simply offered to God
For all humanity
And Jesus shine through me!
Let Him Be Almighty , Love, Infinite,
“I AM” –
To Him be Glory !
Love you Mamma ! Thank you !

A NEW COMMANDMENT

A NEW COMMANDMENT
You gave us Jesus
That we love one another
As You have loved us.

For our sake Jesus
You challenged  the powerful
The sinful structures
And people.

You were beaten Jesus
You were murdered
You triumphed—
To give us Hope

In our struggle
For justice
Truth and liberation
For one another.

We forgive our enemies
We love them
By challenging them
Even if it is painful.

We suffer together
We die in dialogue
Build  relationships anew
The kingdom of heaven !






                                                                        







May 25, 2011

Jesus Within

दिल में एक महल होता है
जिस में मेरा ईशु रहता है
प्यार की दीवारों का घर
आशा शांति है मगर
जा कर भीतर देखो तो [2]

आजा आजा कहते ईशु
मेरी रानी –बहना आओ
मुझे अपना तोहफा दिखाओ[2]
मेरा तोहफा दे दो मुझको
दे दो अपने आप को
“सदा कुँवारी- शुद्ध रहो”
यह मेरा वचन है [2]



आओ मेरे महल में अब तो
दिल तुम्हे बुलाता है ,

धड़कन को पहचान लो अब तुम
साथ साथ चलके जाना है.

 Translation:
There's a palace in my heart
In which my Jesus lives
Walls made of Love
Hope and Peace within
But I only need to go inside
To see Him !

Jesus says-Come, come My Queen - come running
Show me your gift
Give me my gift Give yourself
"Perpetual virgin - pure Be"
This is  My Word !

Come to my palace now
My heart calls you,
Recognize the one heart-beat
We have to go walking together !

This is my first poem /song  in Hindi, inspired in prayer, when I knew relatively nothing about Christianity.  It was a moment of Grace. The Holy Spirit was my only tutor and my guide, teaching me about Jesus' love. Today  I feel amazed to even think it happened. I thank Jesus once more for His love !

This song which I could not understand fully -always sounded weird and made me laugh at the folly of love between Jesus and me.


Is the personal spiritual encounter   less than, equal to , or greater than a public Rite of consecration ? Was a public Rite necessary ? What is the difference between the private and the public moment of Grace - from Jesus' eyes ?

May 24, 2011

From the depths of my Heart

The Silence of Your Heart
Sings Nature's music sweet
Real and full of loveliness
That gives me the Peace.
O if my heart cries for Joy
And I slumber
Should not the flower's fragrance
Give Joy as a musical number.
Lord You are mine, 
Only mine
And yet of Everyone
Through Mysterious Love.
You are the Music of my heart
And I am Your tune.
The tunes of my soul sing Praise
Greatest is Your love my God
Let me of it Partake
Till Heaven's door opens
I shall wait with Praise
Yes I shall wait !




I still remember the first verses I  ever read from the Bible :
"Listen Israel ! The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart,with all your soul,with all your mind ,and with all your strength.The second most important commandment is this: 'Love your neighbour as you love yourself.'There is no other commandment more important than these two." [Mk 12:29-31]

As years passed, the following words of Jesus have echoed in my heart and soul :
" I give you a new commandment : love one another . As I have loved you , so you must love one another . If you  have love for one another , then everyone will know that you are my disciples." [Jn 13:34-35 ]




My question is this : 
Can  the  Covenant with Christ according to  the Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity for women living in the world [  ref Canon # 604 ] be expressed in its fullness, without  a real bond of love - of solidarity lived concretely - between consecrated virgins themselves, wherever several are present within the same diocese, even if they are not living in community ?