A way of preaching

Each Dominican is called to preach.  That action can manifest itself in a multitude of ways.  Our Dominican friars write homilies.  The Dominican Sisters may preach by teaching. A Dominican Nun who is cloistered may preach to those she lives with.  Lay Dominicans preach as well, according to their vocation.  I may preach when I give a lecture on scripture. Others preach the Gospel in the work place. Many members of the laity may preach while serving the poor and marginalized.  Some members, like Pete C., preach by sharing God’s love and the Gospel, through poetry. Below are a few of his, that he has shared with me, to share with you.  In a month or so, I will share a few more.

A Light for All To See

Through the windows of man’s eyes, the spirit of his soul is cast.

That from these eyes in time, the light of Christ does shine.

In and through the darkness, drawing others to the light.

Like a moth to a flame at night, burns not in this fire bright.

But each by their measure, draw others to Christ’s light.

From beneath these eyes lies wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to be.

That will open the doors to Gods kingdom, love, and mercy.

All that remains is to have faith, love, trust, and to obey Him we must.

And likewise love our neighbors all, as ourselves, lest we might fall.

So, when you’re trying to make a choice, look in the mirror and seek that voice.

You are the treasure is what you see, your life as it is meant to be.

Now is the time to hear the voice, look and proclaim what is that choice.

All life springs from what has been sent, that all may see this new light’s event.

And through the windows of man’s eyes, the spirit of his soul will rise.

From these eyes let God’s passion flow, and spread His Words for all to know.

Far and wide all might hear and see, what God’s promise is for us to be.

Our salvation at life’s end we will be, as we enter into His Kingdom you and me.

Pete C. – August 12, 2019

Continuing Cycle

To live for one

is not to exist – for all. To not exist – for all

is to live alone. To live alone

is to live for only one.

To live for God

is to love God.

To love God

is to love ourselves.

To love ourselves

is to love others.

To love others

is to live for God.

To live for God

Is to live for others.

To live for others

Is to live for all.

Pete C. – Spring 1970

Pete C. is currently a candidate in our Chapter and looks forward to making his temporary promises soon.

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