Monday, May 27, 2013

The Ground Beneath my was German

I am writing a song entitled The Ground Beneath Me... and today that ground is German; Bavarian, actually: my last full day in Munich...

This morning, my last run in the beautiful Englischer Garten...
[I know it's blurry - I'm running.]

This garden, which I have known in greens, reds, browns and white...

and which has known me in joy and tears, solitude and seeking, and has dealt me peace in the midst of both...
City that knows of art 

and music...

and seeks that others do :)


and fun-loving...

Custodian of the memory of prophets people of God...such as 

Sophie Scholl

                                          or  Rupert Mayer... 

This has been the city that has welcomed me gracefully and graciously, and allowed me the space to move at my own pace, and re-find my own rhythm.

For the possibility of feeling emerge in me afresh a prayer that echoes, true, I will be ever grateful:

Herr, wie Du willst, so will ich geh’n,
Und wie Du willst, soll mir gescheh’n.
Hilf Deinen Willen nur versteh’n.

Herr, wann Du willst, dann ist es Zeit,
Und wann Du willst, bin ich bereit.
Heut und in alle Ewigkeit.

Herr, was Du willst, das nehm’ ich hin,
Und was Du willst, ist mir Gewinn.
Genug, dass ich Dein Eigen bin.

Herr, weil Du's willst, d’rum ist es gut,
Und weil Du's willst, d’rum hab’ ich Mut.
Mein Herz in Deinen Händen ruht.

[Rupert Mayer SJ]

1 comment:

Maria Esther Palma said...

Hi Maeve,
I see you moved to!
Me still in Corea,
Tonight I had a dream and you were there so I found the blog again and start reading...
It is amazing that now I am also studying online, fundamental theology, and very inspired to follow on the art or new evangelization aspects...I saw your book on the amazon, it looks like your!
and specially thank you for your like once more, for being a bridge for me to God, to vocation, even so far in space now, so close in prayer, and in inspiration, through music...and love to jesus...and also through tears many times...
I have also made a couple of songs, one of them will ve for the ASIAN youth Day to come on the 2014, I will let you know when it is finished!! still in the oven...anyway, just to say hello,
would like to keep in contact...
take care, with gratitude, and mercy
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