Sunday, August 17, 2008

It Would Have Been Enough

Sister Miriam Therese Winter reflects a gratitude for grace

It would have been enough
if You had simply given life to us,
O Genesis of Our Being,
but You also gave us meaning
and liberty
and love.
How shall we respond
to such an outpouring of blessing,
except to give back life for Life
and love for unending Love.

-- from Prayers for the Common Good, edited by A Jean Lesher (Pilgrim Press, 1998)