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Friday, 1 March 2013

For Whom is Religious Life for or Not?

I just wanted to share this lovely reflection in poetic verse with you all. It's written by one of the sisters (SDS) and I thought it was quite something, and it spoke to me strongly, renewing in me what I had always believed about trusting one's whole life to God and listening to the Holy Spirit. Prayers for you all as always, Kim Lee.

For Whom is Religious Life for or Not?

A reflection by: Sr. Elizabeth Segleau, SDS

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 Religious life is not for wimps,
It is for those filled with courage.
Religious life is not for the lazy,
It is for those who have the fire within.

Religious life is not for those who thirst for wealth,
It is for those who’s treasure is set and kept in God.
Religious life is not for those who are their own boss,
It is for those who are obedient in seeking God’s will.

Religious life is not for those who expect to be directed,
It is for those who trust and listen to the Holy Spirit.
Religious life is not for the loners,
It is for those who hope to grow in the company of others.

Religious life is not for those who have a single plan,
It is for those who are ready to help with many plans.
Religious life is not for the grumpy,
It is for those who already rejoice in God’s friendship.

Religious life is not for those who always need to be busy,
It is for those who can remain in the quiet and stay a while with God.
Religious life is not for the militant,
It is for those who are able to be flexible.

Will you dare to join and share this graced adventure?

Sr Elizabeth SDS

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