Source: dianawarnerstudio.com

You came to me

like the mother of a long-lost daughter

Your running towards me

ended with a hug

embracing wounds from the inside

with tears that healed with their flow.


Does it mean less because it happened in a dream –

accessible as a fruit plucked from a branch?

Does it mean less because it was given so freely?


I will be black soil

and soak up the rain

– the flower that spreads its fragrance

as it turns toward the sun

in gratitude

Grace Colella has completed the requirements for the Masters in Arts and Ministry in Spirituality at Regis College. She is an active parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Toronto.

  • Sharon Walters
    Posted at 08:38h, 04 December Reply

    Absolutely beautiful, Grace!

  • Peter Bisson, SJ
    Posted at 14:40h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you so much Grace!

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