A walk into the country side, where fields and flowers grow,
Air, so ever wholesome, feel the earth between our toes.
Rolling back to distant times, when life moved oh so slow,
Where simple virtues were extolled, and hearts, a quiet glow.
Ever adept, man has learnt to manipulate the physical world, even the nuts and bolts that hold the double helix of his own DNA together.
But what are the nuts and bolts needed to restore his soul, and indeed to make it one in harmony with his body?
What are these essentials in the spiritual toolbox?
• Prayer and Almsgiving •
“Pray without ceasing.”
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:17
“… give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you.”
~ Luke 11:41
“But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.”
~ Matthew 6:3-4
The (DNA) Helix Bridge, Marina Bay, Singapore
As this father was quick to learn, no family is quite complete without its Mother.
What if we had seen the sun dancing in the sky, dangled about by Our Lady “like a trinket at her wrist”^?
Miracles do happen.
13 October 1917,
^Cardinal Fulton Sheen
The sky may be the limit but surely, that is short of inspiring when one is a citizen of heaven.
“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body …”
~ Philippians 3:20-21
The Burj Khalifa, tallest building in the world, Dubai UAE.
Beauty marks, warts and all.
Be as the little child
Who is always fully present in the moment,
Fretting not over the future or
Made weary by memories past
Secure in the knowledge of his inheritance.
“Unless you change and become like little children, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven”
~ Matthew 18:3
Children’s Day 4 October 2013
“My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.”
Nothing quite says “Freedom” as a bird in flight.