Monday of the Second Week of Advent
The Light of Peace
Peace is a gift of God, but requires our efforts. Let us be people of peace in prayer and deed.
Mike Owens is the Coordinator of the Passionist Alumni Council. Building off the values gained during his Passionist formation years, he is active in religious education, volunteering and board memberships. Mike and his wilfe, Joyce, live in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Peace of Wild Things
When despair grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Call to Action:
In celebration of St. Nicholas Day, how can you show “secret generosity” to loved ones and especially strangers?