The Path of Life

The Path of Life

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank you, Lord

Thank you , Lord,
for everything I do not see:
for wires and pipes
that hide within the walls,
for those who put them there
so long ago to serve.
And thank you, too,
for people passing by
who nod or smile,
but, I regret to say,
escape me unaware.
For every unseen hand
that washes, cooks, or cleans,
and every single kindness
so simply offered
that it passes me without a word
to mark its wide humanity.
For my oblivious culpability
I honestly ask some pardon
and give this thanks again
for everything I do not see.

-- Fr. Harry Hagan, O.S.B.

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