Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is called ‘Puddles on the Path’.
Fr La Reflects
Another wet day here at Lough Derg –
nothing new in that, I hear you say.
But, as happens on the Island
when I make the Station in the rain,
praying the Path today I notice
my attention moving down
to the wet ground,
to the patterns on the puddles,
and then still further down,
Prayer, like life, doesn’t have to entertain me.
What happens in prayer is the work of One
who is at once within me and beyond me,
mostly an unnoticed but wondrous quiet work
that lies beyond my awareness.
I wonder where I would be without it.
Fr La Flynn
8 February 2021