Wednesday, May 26, 2010

what's my name?

I was regretting the past
and fearing the future.
Suddenly God was speaking.
"My name is 'I am.'" I waited.
God continued,
"When you live in the past
with its mistakes and regrets
it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not 'I was.'
When you live in the future,
with its problems and fears, it is hard.
I am not there.
My name is not 'I will be.'
When you live in this moment,
it is not hard. I am here.
My name is 'I am.'

from Helen Mellicost (on the kitchen wall
of the Ranch Guesthouse of St. Benedict's
Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado.)
p. 51 "100 Graces - Mealtime Blessings"

image is from this artblog
which is curated by Meighan O'Toole.


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Philomena Ewing said...

Brilliant.Love it.
Thank you for this

paula said...

love this.
thank you roberta...muahhh!!

Evelyn said...

Quite a different take on "I AM". Thank you, Roberta!