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Submit your fear

Submit your fear, says the LordDo not hang onto it –what purpose will that serve?How will that save you?Have the courage to let it go, to place it at the altarGreat sacrificeBe free © Meisaan Chan

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Vulnerability

Sometimes being vulnerable allows for space © Meisaan Chan

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Pushing out the fear

My dear, let me take up all of you and overflow so there is no room for anything else © Meisaan Chan

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Another reason to leave space in your soul

Joy expands to fit the size of its container © Meisaan Chan

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The plea

Grief brutal and raw O help me, God © Meisaan Chan

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Self-identification

If your heart is a closed door all around you, you will behold closed doors; If your heart is a wide, open field all around you, you will behold the space © Meisaan Chan

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Awfulness

“This awfulness doesn’t end,” I say accusingly. “You have not made space in your heart for a beginning,” says the Lord. © Meisaan Chan

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Empty luggage

What you carry will not feed you the things inside will not protect you © Meisaan Chan

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A love-hate relationship

Without distractions, the day passes slowly and I rush to fill it; with distractions, the day is a frenzy and I long for peace © Meisaan Chan  

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It is not silence for the sake of silence [sermon reflection]

Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ, of Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House recorded a Lenten homily reflection for today and wove one of my recent poems into it. He speaks of preparing for a great feast – Easter – and the ways … Continue reading

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