THE GOLDEN YEARS

FATHER ROGER'S REFLECTIONS

END OF DAY SCRIBBLES BY FR. ROGER

We have given up everything to follow you. (Mar. 1, 2011)

It is good to give what is expected of  you.
In this way you fulfill the law.

It is better to give what satisfies you.
What is given freely is charity.

It is best to give what changes the heart.
You have then learned the meaning of sacrifice
.

"Love one another as I  have loved you."

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Peached Faced Love (October 11, 2010)

Your vesture sparkles with brilliant yellow
Soft and clean as the mountains' sunshine glow.
Hues of joyful peach on a happy face
Reveal the lovebird's special gifted grace.

O give me a heart to smile and to sing
With Peach-Faced beauty, simple and
                                      charming,
Give me the magic of a joyful soul
To make bold the hearts of spirits turned cold.

Lovely gift of a Creator's wonder
Teach us how to live with equal splendour. 

Drenched In Your Love (Sept. 17, 2010)

Dancing through the sprinklers
Of your infinite grace
I laughed and I giggled
In my limited space
Thinking I was secure
In your warm embrace.

Suddenly I was drenched
by an ocean of love
Surrounded by a wave
Falling from above
Awakening my senses
To the inflight of a Dove.

The joy of a child
Dancing in your presence
Became exultation
Washed in Divine Essence.

 

A TEAR (August 4, 2010)

 

A TEAR
Can calm  your every fear.

A TEAR
Might show how much you care.

A TEAR
Could save you from despair.

A TEAR
May calm the yoke you bear.

A TEAR
At times brings God so near.

       Man, Woman, Child
                 so dear,
       Know the wonder of
                 A TEAR!

 

NO WORD (July 21, 2010)

No word
On my mind:
Thoughtless!

No word
In my ears:
Silent!

No word
On my tongue:
Speechless!

No word
In my hand:
Idle!

Yet
From the depth
Of my heart
Rises a Song
Never sung, never heard
Never felt, never known,
In your creative
WORD!

ALL (July 21, 2010)

 

All
That I have
Must be emptied away
Until not a breath remains.
Then a whisper awakens
To renew my being
As you become
My ALL.

THE ETERNAL WORD: July 21, 2010

Listen:
  and the word is born;

Speak
    and the word is gone;

Love
    and the Word remains
            forever
!
 

BELIEVE! (July 9, 2010)


What I cannot see
I  can hear.

What I cannot hear
I can touch. 

What I cannot touch
I can smell.

What I cannot smell
I can taste.

What I cannot taste
I can believe.

         When I believe
       I can taste, touch,
      smell, hear and see
         As no other can.

ALL THE BEAUTY (July 9, 2010)

All the beauiy
of Nature
Gives rest to the eye.

All the beauty
of God
Gives rest to the soul.

The senses reach
For earthly perfection;

The Soul reaches
for Divine reflection.

HEALING WISDOM (July 8, 2010)

To produce earth's harmony
All must conspire:
The Earth and the Air
With Water and Fire.

To find endless Peace
And live in the kingdom
We all need contribute
To God's healing wisdom.

THE CALL  (July 6, 2010)

Steaming lava
Explodes in volcanic action.

Slow movement
Stirs life on the ocean floor.

So does the voice of God
Deep within my soul
Make known His call,
Persistent,
Active,
Alive,
Strong:
Gifted Grace
Awakening desires
To become his Presence
In Love.  

LIVE IN PEACE (July 6, 2010)

 

His graces

Increase

When we live

In Peace.

 

TO REST: (July 5, 2010)

The road is dusty,
The desert wind blows.
Maybe, Lord,
We could stop
And wait
For calmer times,
More pleasant days.
Can we not rest?
Pause at an oasis?
Catch our breath?

Your eye looks
Determined
Your voice, secure:
"Come, follow me!"
There is no time
Not to journey.

 

AMERICA (July 2, 2010)

Human Power:
A blasphemous voice
To silence the Word!
 

Divine Power:
The echo of love
Giving peace to the world!

O God,
May our nation
Not die in silence;
May she live to see
The Light of Glory
Shining from your
Divine Presence.

 

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