God Calling – a poem by Sr. Joan Polak
By Sr. Joan Polak
In the chirping of the birds,
I hear the Word of God.
In the whispering of the leaves on the tree God speaks to me.
In the silence around me
Comes God whispering to me.
In the pain and difficult moments
What is God saying to me?
In the caw of the crow or the song of a bird God is calling me to prayer.
On the face, the smile of another
Do I see God’s love for me and all mankind— What is God saying to me?
Soft is the Word, gentle the message
Am I listening?
Am I hearing?
Am I responding? Am I paying attention?
Listen, listen to the God of love
And answer His call to prayer
For from the Gospel we hear,
“Blessed are those who hear
the Word of God and keep it.”