Thursday, June 24, 2010

ALTER CHRISTUS



Grace gently wakes me up to greet the morning,
I rise at dawn to life anew each day,
The Spirit helps divine God’s Holy Presence,
My soul ascends to heaven as I pray.

Grace calls again and I come to the chapel,
To worship and adore Christ face to face,
I look at Him who is the Bread of  Angels,
In awe and silence my heart jubilates.

Grace invites me to approach the table,
Where we offer Eucharistic praise,
Ascending up Mt. Zion to its summit,
Partaking in the source of Christian grace.

In communion I consume Christ’s Body,
I’m grafted to my God who is the Word,
Empowered by the Living Bread I am able,
To be His faithful witness in the world.

May Christ alone be seen in all my actions,
Commissioned by the Spirit I must be,
Another Christ to all whom I encounter,
May all who see me see Christ reign in me.

Myra D’Souza /24th June 2010



4 comments:

  1. I think you really are getting better and better every day. This is a very meaningful poem. We all have to live with the heart of Christ. Mira

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  2. Dear Myra,
    THANK YOU for sharing ALTER CHRISTUS!
    YES,
    your words beautifully reflect the sentiments of a priest! You have said poetically what i would have said prosaically!
    THANK YOU AGAIN!
    YOUR BROTHER PRIEST - ozy sj

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  3. very nice mama...
    this is what ma does every morning..very nicely put into words..
    sasha d

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  4. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem with me. Every Eucharist we receive at the banqueting table of the Lord, renews His life within us. May we all reflect the love of Christ in all our actions. Thank you my dear friend for being another Christ to me.

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Was born in Mumbai.  Studied in St. Michael's Convent in Karwar.  Went to Wadia College in Pune. Did a Secretarial course in Mumbai at Nirmala Niketan and at Burnleys Institute. Came to Kuwait at 21 years of age, and still  here.  Married with 3 wonderful children a girl and two boys and a great husband.