Daily Reflection
May 10th, 2007

Pat Callone

Institutional Relations
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“As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love….
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.”

Throughout the readings after the Resurrection we experience joy and moments for reflection about how we are saved through the death of Jesus and that we are called to live a life worthy of a jubilant resurrection with him.

Here is a reading I want to share with you because it seems to fit this time in the liturgical year. It is taken from Psalms of a Laywoman by Edwina Gateley, V.M.M. I have taken the liberty to space the lines differently from what is printed on pages 68 and 69 of her book.

Called To Become

You are called to become a perfect creation.
No one is called to become who you are called to be.

It does not matter how short or tall
Or thick-set or slow you may be.
It does not matter whether you sparkle with life or are silent as a still pool --
Whether you sing your song aloud or weep alone in darkness.
It does not matter whether you feel loved and admired or unloved and alone…

For you are called to be become a perfect creation.

No one’s shadow should cloud your becoming
No one’s light should dispel your spark
For the Lord delights in you – jealously looks upon you
And encourages with gentle joy every movement of the Spirit within you.

Unique and loved you stand, beautiful or stunted in your growth
But never without hope and life…

For you are called to become a perfect creation.

This becoming may be gentle or harsh, subtle or violent
But it never ceases, never pauses or hesitates,
Only is –
Creative force – calling you, calling you to become a perfect creation.

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