when life gets heavy
and the yoke becomes weighty

when the darkness gets thick
and the day becomes cloudy

when the joy starts to fade on our face
and our back starts bending

when our heart filled with hope
tends to give in to skepticism or despair

we need the light of the day
to alleviate the heaviness of the yoke

so that the day and the yoke
may become light!

Greg Kennedy, SJ works as a spiritual director at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. He is author of Reupholstered Psalms volumes I, II, and III; and Amazing Friendships between Animals and Saints (Novalis Press).

  • Peter+Bisson
    Posted at 11:29h, 27 July Reply

    Thank you Greg!

  • Caroline+Maloney
    Posted at 22:34h, 27 July Reply

    Beautiful! Thank you Greg Kennedy, SJ! So right on the pulse, and clear! I’ve always loved that picture of light through the prism!

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