The Paschal Mystery it is called
In the Catholic Tradition
We live again, but differently
We are somehow changed.
How do we embrace the sufferings?
Embrace the deaths?
They are a part of our journey
Leading to true wholeness
It makes no sense in the moment
As we grieve
Suffering through loss, pain
It makes no sense
That there could be found
A greater healing; a new life
That we could attain a greater whole
As we embrace, accept
In the path of Mercy.
The dark times
Can seem unending
But, if we can reach out a hand
A smile, a kind word, a loving thought
As we journey our paths
Separate while joined
We might be a thread in another’s resurrection
Sharing our light
In even the smallest way
May bring hope
May help dispel the darkness
Sending in a fragment of life
A firefly to breakthrough the darkness.
May we trust in the mercy of Life
As we travel our own Paschal Mysteries
May we have faith in resurrection
Just as the fragile greens of spring
Open to the lush beauty of summer
As autumns flowers and foliage fade
Into the grays and browns of winter
As the frigid cold and ice cocoon us inside
Until spring arrives once again
So, too, do we travel
Through life, death and resurrection
With each cycle we can journey further
Toward our better, more authentic selves
With each rebirth may we know
greater peace, love and acceptance
May we find hope!