A Poem about Worship

Communion

God is present
Christ is present
the Spirit
is present
and together
we have come
to this place —
a place of rare beasts,
and unique adventures,
A place where
we shall
be changed

Just as many grapes
come together
to make a new thing —
wine —
so we are changed
into a new creation,
a fairer land
Just as many grains
come together
to make
a new thing —
bread —
so we are changed
into a holy people,
holy and beloved

God is present
Christ is present
the Spirit is present
And a changed people is present.
Let us bend the knee.

Susan Palo Cherwien, From Glory into Glory, St. Louis: Morningstar Music Publishers (2009), p. 260f. 

 

[This is a second collection of poems used by the author during festival concerts that included scriptures and songs. While I have found them helpful prayer starters, your best bet is to preview the book on line, if possible, or in a bookstore.  I like this poem that speaks to the presence of God, the many members becoming one, and that the celebration of the Eucharist ought to leave us changed for the better.  I believe it was St. Augustine who reminded his followers to become who they received.]

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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2 Responses to A Poem about Worship

  1. Linda Trill says:

    love it!! Such a good reminder for all of us that the Eucharist (God, Christ and the Spirit) is our very core. It is our food for life. We becomed transformed and take Christ with us into our daily lives.

  2. Very calming in a busy world. Necessary for perspective.

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