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


People agonizingly search

For the illusive Truth

Even kill and maim

In its name

But Truth is not apprehended

By the mind

But by the heart

When one's heart

Is filled

With play and joy

Laughter and song and dance

Then one knows the Truth

The Truth that eludes

The heavy sobriety

Of the philosophers

And theologians


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

From: DANCING in the PRESENCE, published by Firebird Videos, Audios & Books