For Suffering

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May you be blessed in the holy names of those
Who, without you knowing it,
Help to carry and lighten your pain.

May you know serenity
When you are called
To enter the house of suffering.

May a window of light always surprise you.

May you be granted the wisdom
To avoid false resistance;
When suffering knocks on the door of your life,
May you glimpse its eventual gifts.

May you be able to receive the fruits of suffering.

May memory bless and protect you
With the hard-earned light of past travail;
To remind you that you have survived before
And though th darkness now is deep,
You will soon see the approaching light.

May the grace of time heal your wounds.

may you know that though the storm might rage,
Not a hair of your head will be harmed.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: suffering
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Joel Kelsey 13 March 2019

This is from the book ‘Benedictus’, otherwise published as ‘To bless the space between us’

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Detty Earle 05 October 2018

I would like to know if this can be found in any of John O'Donohues books? Pease.

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detty earle 27 September 2018

which book can i find this in?

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