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St. Innocent of Alaska Monastery
9452 Hazelton, Redford, Michigan

BURNING BALL OF FIRE

Burning ball of fire

You sink slowly in the western sky

Image of the burning fire of divine Love

That created everything

Image of the passionate fiery love-embrace

That is the origin of all that is.

 

Burning ball of fire

You depart slowly from our view

But the passionate heat of divine Love

Never departs

It is the life-force Energy Itself

That permeates all being.

 

It is the passionate fiery love-embrace

That humans are gifted to share in

The divine activity

It is in the passionate fiery love-embrace

That the divine draws all creation to Itself

And reveals Itself -- silently.

 

What ecstasy to be engulffed

By the burning heat of

The divine love-passion

That blends indistinguishably with its

Perfect permutation in human love

What ecstasy to be wrapped

In the silent still voice of Love.

 

By Sister Ioanna
St. Innocent Monastic Community,
Redford, MI

From: VISIONS of Love & Life & Beauty, published by Firebird Videos, Audios & Books