Community of the Sisters of the Church

Pentecost 2

I am here
Flame of eternity
coming to fill the glorious aching
emptiness of your being.

Bow down, bow down and tremble
for the Breath of the Holy One
blows upon you
restless, vibrant and yearning.

For I who danced on the waters of time,
I who called the Christ from the tomb,
Come to call forth life – 
         from all that is barren
                 broken and bleeding.

Bow down and wonder 
for I will throw you helpless into the sea,
and toss you in the merciless depths of life’s waters.
I will groan and call from within you,
I will consume you in my fire,
for nothing will remain untouched – unconsecrated.

Rejoice, rejoice
and you will be free
and I will lift you up
before the Face of the Holy One
and you will become
my love song to the world.