always there

Brother Roger at a Prayer by João Pedro Gonçalves (en:User:Joaop) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (, via Wikimedia Commons

You were in me, Christ,
you were always there,
and I was not seeking you.
When I had found you, so often
I forgot you.  But you continued
to love me.  From the depths of my being,
a fire was rising to take hold of me.
I was burning for you to be everything
in my life.  I was calling you;
You, the Christ, are the only way,
I have no other.

Brother Roger of Taize, 1915 – 2005,  founder of the Taizé Community, an ecumenical monastic community in south-east France


The Lord your God is in your midst,
    a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
    he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.

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