Prayer Offered for February 1, 2024

Gracious God, in these days of craziness, we need to learn how to love.

The poet Rosemerry Trommer prays:

If sorrow is how we learn to love,

then let us learn.

Already enough sorrow’s been sown

for whole continents to erupt

into astonishing tenderness.

Let us learn. Let compassion grow rampant,

like sunflowers along the highway.

Let each act of kindness replant itself

into acres and acres of widespread devotion.

Let us choose love as if our lives depend on it.

The sorrow is great. Let us learn to love together—

riotous love, expansive love,

love so rooted, so common

we almost forget

the world could look any other way.—AMEN.

(“More Love, More Love” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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