seeking light

the dark night of the soul is upon me

torn between the now and the longing

Evening Star on Parkview Circle. Photo Credit: J H Johann, 2014 Summer

Evening Star on Parkview Circle. Photo Credit: J H Johann, 2014 Summer

God you breathe though all of me

Though all those I am with

Through all those on this Mother Earth

Help us to be open to YOU

and BE with us

              humanity is suffering

              our children everywhere are dying

dying because their skin is a different color

dying because one thinks their religion is superior to the other

dying because of our greed

dying because we are so empty inside of ourselves

dying because we have forgotten how to share

dying because of our self-centeredness

dying because we lack love of self, and so cannot love others

God we ask YOU to breathe Your Love into us

Help us to love each other

Help us to be open and receive

We need Your Light in this world

Help us to be Light-carriers to one another

empty us of our false images

empty us of our hate

empty us so we can be filled with Your LOVE

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each child in this world is my child

Mary Wanjiru and her sister Lucy, the baby on her back, and a friend. Photo credit: c. Jane H. Johann, Kiriko, Kenya, East Africa, 1976

Mary Wanjiru and her sister Lucy, the baby on her back, and a friend. Photo credit: c. Jane H. Johann, Kiriko, Kenya, East Africa, 1976

Ayden and Nadia planting a tree. Photo Credit: c.Jane H. Johann, Summer, 2013.

Ayden and Nadia planting a tree. Photo Credit: c.Jane H. Johann, Summer, 2013.

each woman in this world is my friend

each man in this world is my friend

we all share the same color of blood

we all share the air we breathe

and that breath is YOUR LOVE

there is enough food for all

there is enough water for all

there is enough land for all

help us to tear down our boundaries

and open our hands to receive  Your Love

help us to open our hands so that others can freely take from us

without stipulations, reservations, demands

You, God, are the Gentle Love that breathes into us

Mother Earth has provided life for us

Let us share that life with each other

Forgive us and help us to be FOR giving…

to BE…for this God created all  (Wisdom I:14)

Sites of interest:_____________________________________________

Photo Credit: c. Jane H. Johann, Indian Ocean, 1975.

Photo Credit: c. Jane H. Johann, Indian Ocean, 1975.

http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/prejudice-takes-many-forms/#comment-23002

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/02/immigration-obama-deportation-children-border/11915723/

18 thoughts on “seeking light

  1. fotograver says:

    A nice prayer for those who have good will

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  2. Jean Rose says:

    Just beautiful !!!

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  3. LadyPinkRose says:

    LOVE is the answer, and it always has been. Beautiful prayer, Johann. Thank you! Love, Amy

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  4. Amy, I had to write something positive and hopeful and I was praying it as I wrote it…it just seems that there is so much suffering…unbelievable suffering. Ran out for groceries for the grandchildren tonight, and heard on NPR about the falsely accused Ukranian woman who was tortured and humiliated and physically abused by her neighbors, as the separatists forced her to wear a sign, saying she killed their children. And she was innocent! She was 53 years old. It just seems people have become more barbaric. Compassion and respect for the human person is leaving us quickly! Fear is replacing common decency. Blessings on your week, Amy!
    Sincerely, Jane

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  5. This is beautifully written. Kudos!

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  6. Powerful stuff. I try to live never to be the source of anyone’s misfortune and never pass up an opportunity to perform a charitable act. If we can do just those two things……Thanks visit my blog.

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  7. dear Carl, those are two very good ways to live in this world…I will try to follow those ways in my own life…You are a noble person! Thank you for your presence in my life!

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  8. ecoarta says:

    It is a poem of great sensitivity, like a prayer. I love it!

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