This poem by Mary Oliver speaks to me of the call to Dominican life and mission. She says it so well…..
When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it is over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.
What amazing you? Have you taken the world into your arms? Or are you just visiting this world?
Mary Ann Nelson, OP