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‘Pause & Ponder’ along the Pilgrim Path

‘Pause and Ponder’ is a series of reflections inspired by the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. 

The latest reflection from this series is highlighted below.

‘Roots Unseen’ with Fr La.

 

Roots Unseen

Roots do their really vital work unseen;

they come into view only when in trouble.

 

Sometimes with violence in a storm of wind

the force above proves too much for the hold below

and, torn from the earth, the roots are left

up-ended, useless and exposed. 

This is the challenge higher up the slopes.

 

It is different down on the lough shore.

There the northwest winds in restless waves

conspire with water to work a constant quiet harm

until bare roots have lost all contact

with their living and lifegiving soil.

 

Lord as I look up to the light,

hidden down below in the dark

keep my roots safe.

 

Fr La Flynn, Prior 

12 April 2021

 

The earlier reflections are listed below

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/the-path-to-emmaus/

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/birdsong-blessing/

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/looking-for-life/

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/the-rising-sap/

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/as-if-brigid-might-forget/

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/pilgrim-waters-at-lough-derg-co-donegal/

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/along-the-pilgrim-path-at-lough-derg/

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/my-friends-the-catkins-reflection/ 

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/puddles-on-the-path/

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/brigid-at-lough-derg/

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/fir-trees-first/

Reflection https://www.loughderg.org/latching-on-to-lichens/

Reflection Frosty Lockdown 

Reflection Day of New Beginning

Reflection Muddy Tracks

Reflection ‘Midwinter Holly’

Reflection ‘Pilgrimage in the Frost’

Reflection ‘Old Roots, New Shoots’

Reflection ‘The Blessing of Space’ 

Reflection ‘Reflecting on Reflections’

Reflection ‘Insignificant Sphagnum’ 

Reflection ‘The Magic of Mushrooms’ 

Reflection ‘The Gift of the Rainbow’

Reflection ‘The Uphill Path’ 

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