GENTLE IS THE WAY OF JESUS (words by Shirley Erena Murray)

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Gentle is the way of Jesus:
gentle is the healing soul
bandaging the wounds of conflict,
making peace, and making whole;
gentle is the loving purpose
calling us to live this part,
by the chemistry of kindness
changing our ungentle heart.

Inner violence besets us,
inner sickness, born of strife:
lost, our innocence as children,
lost, the focus of our life,
hungry in a world of plenty,
thirsty in the showering rain,
searching for a sense of meaning,
seeking soul-food to sustain.

Save us God, from what consumes us,
save us from the selves we hate,
bring us back into your household,
to the home you would create;
stir in us the daily graces
that allow your way to start,
keeping company with Jesus,
changing our ungentle heart.

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