Compassion

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“What is my new desert? The name of it is compassion. There is not wilderness so terrible, so beautiful, so arid, and so fruitful as the wilderness of compassion.” Thomas Merton

I’ll wander with you
in your pain.

Though dried, dissected,
through rainless days
and starry nights
we’ll search sharp rocks
for pools of cool tears.

Forty days and
forty nights shall we journey
through the wilderness
to the green oasis
where we’ll flourish,

audacious lilies
luxuriant in hidden springs.

There we’ll possess
every good thing.

(13 Oct 2012)

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One thought on “Compassion

  1. Oh WOW, again–my comments must seem so redundant. Wonderful to come through the 40 days and nights into “hidden springs” and “audacious lilies”. Spoken like a man who knows God’s promises.

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